Hungarian GP: Red Bull preview

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW NEW DRIVER IN THE RED BULL F1 FAMILY? Some of our drivers will be in action earlier than usual at the Hungarian Grand Prix and it seems that Tonio Liuzzi will have another member of Scuderia Toro Rosso ...

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW
NEW DRIVER IN THE RED BULL F1 FAMILY?

Some of our drivers will be in action earlier than usual at the Hungarian Grand Prix and it seems that Tonio Liuzzi will have another member of Scuderia Toro Rosso driving alongside him. For one day only, Gerhard Berger returns to the cockpit of a Formula One car, as the Austrian will be getting behind the wheel of a McLaren. It's not a model that he is familiar with, as the MP4C was actually raced by his fellow countryman, Niki Lauda and John Watson back in 1983.

It's all part of a "Bulls versus Lions" spectacular, staged near Budapest's famous chain bridge, decorated with the aforementioned Lions, while the Bulls are represented by Berger, Liuzzi, Nurburgring podium man Mark Webber and other sports stars and their vehicles, including this year's Dakar Rally winner on two wheels, Cyril Despres.

Last year's event literally brought the city to a standstill and an even bigger crowd is expected this year to watch the various motor sport stars put on a show around the Roosevelt Square. For Berger and other drivers of his generation, the highlight of a day at the Hungaroring would often be the drive to and from the race track, especially the famous but illegal "racing line" across Heroes Square! On Thursday morning, the local police will be turning a blind eye for once.

Watching racers doing dangerously silly things on public roads is always good value, but the stars of the show are likely to be the two aerobatic pilots from the Red Bull Air Race squad performing overhead.

-credit: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Gerhard Berger , Niki Lauda , John Watson , Cyril Despres
Teams McLaren