Formula 1 News: Red Bull Headed To Oman For F1 Demo, Will Fernando Alonso Miss Bahrain Race?
Almost right after the weekend of the 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, the Red Bull Racing team will be making a stop in Oman to do some fun and exhilarating Formula 1 demonstrations.Advertisement
According to the team, after they pack up in Sakhir following this week’s Bahrain Grand Prix, its Live Demo team will go ahead and continue their “early-season Middle Eastern tour” in Muscat, Oman so people will be able to witness a “World Championship-winning Formula One car visiting places other F1 cars cannot reach.”
On April 8, Red Bull said its show car team will be bringing its “double world-championship winning RB8 Formula One car” to Muttrah Corniche in Oman. Here, David Coulthard, who won 13 grand prix races in his career, will go behind the wheel to show off some burnouts, sprints and donuts. Needless to say, the team expects Coulthard to ruin “several sets of very expensive tires he doesn’t have to pay for.”
The best part is that this live show with Coulthard is free. And since it’s free, you don’t need tickets to attend this ultimate Oman Showrun. Red Bull said you should be there by at least 2:00 p.m. so you get a good viewing spot for yourself. The event will start at 2:30 p.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. Red Bull expects as much as 20,000 people to come and watch.
Meanwhile, as drivers prepare for the Bahrain Grand Prix, a new report from The Sun reveals that McLaren driver Fernando Alonso may not be able to drive on Sunday following his accident during the Australian Grand Prix.
Whether he gets to go out on track for Sunday’s race will be determined by the FIA doctors, who will meet with the two-time world champion on Thursday morning as part of a routine meeting. As far as how Alonso is doing, a cryptic tweet from the McLaren driver a few days ago seem to indicate he may still be recovering following his accident. Moreover, it seems he is unable to get on a bike, but is able to play ball.