The Stig to drive Red Bull’s F1 car

29 May, 2013 | by Benedict Pather

It’s almost here, possibly the most anticipated event of 2013, as the motoring universe plans to descend upon Durban for this year’s Top Gear Festival.

While organizers have already made the announcement that triple F1 champions, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, will be joining the festivities. They’ve now made it known that mystery driver, The Stig, will be racing the record-breaking RB7 Formula 1 car.

To add to that the race car will be driven by acclaimed Red Bull Junior Team member, António Félix da Costa, who will be burning rubber on the improved Top Gear Festival Street Circuit.

Competing in 2011 the RB7 helped the team to defend their 2010 World Championship titles and win the 2011 Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships. With a top speed in excess of 330kph – it’s no wonder this car has achieved such race-track triumph.

“We’re delighted to be taking part in the Top Gear Festival. The team are looking forward to bringing Formula 1 to the South African fans and to putting on a great show on the newly designed street circuit,” said Christian Horner, Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal.

Other street circuit highlights will include scheduled appearances by two-time Formula 1 champion, Mika Häkkinen as well as the Franschhoek Motor Museum’s Le Mans Tribute. Best keep your ear plugs handy for this one.

The Top Gear Festival will take place from June 15-16, 2013 at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. Go to the following link for more info

Have you purchased your tickets yet? If not, there’s no better time than now.





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