Red Bull runs Formula 1 cars on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife · RaceFans
Conclusion: Red Bull will drive a modern Formula 1 car over the Nordschleife in the 12-hour race on the Nürburgring in September.
Red Bull uses Formula 1 cars on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring
As part of the Red Bull Formula Nürburgring event on the same weekend as the Nürburgring 12-hour endurance race on September 10th, Red Bull is hosting a demonstration run for a Formula 1 car at the legendary 21km circuit.
It has been almost ten years since a Formula 1 car was last demonstrated on the Nordschleife in 2013, when Michael Schumacher drove a 2011 Mercedes W02 on a demonstration lap around the famous circuit.
Details of the run are yet to be released, but former McLaren and Red Bull racer Daniel Ricciardo has been signed as Red Bull’s third driver for the season, mainly to conduct demonstrations of the team’s F1 cars for marketing purposes.
Harvey was medically cleared to race in IndyCar
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“We would like to thank Jack for the exceptional care provided by the IndyCar medical team and security team both on site in St. Petersburg and since then,” the team said in a statement.
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