Albert Park: Rick Kelly meets F1 stars

RICK KELLY MEETS MARK WEBBER AND DAVID COULTHARD IN RED BULL RACING GARAGE AT ALBERT PARK V8 Supercar driver Rick Kelly has mingled with F1 stars Mark Webber and David Coulthard at the Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park ...

RICK KELLY MEETS MARK WEBBER AND DAVID COULTHARD IN RED BULL RACING GARAGE AT ALBERT PARK

V8 Supercar driver Rick Kelly has mingled with F1 stars Mark Webber and David Coulthard at the Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne today.

Kelly, who is personally backed by Red Bull, was given an intimate pit tour of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 garage by recently-retired F1 driver David Coulthard.

Kelly then caught up with Australian F1 driver Mark Webber and spoke about the chances for Webber's #14 Red Bull Racing machine at this weekend's opening round of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

"I'm very grateful to Red Bull for the opportunity," said Kelly.

"With our new Kelly Racing V8 Supercar team in its early stages, it's great to get the opportunity to see a race team that is at such a high level in every area.

"David Coulthard was just so welcoming. He explained everything to me, answered all my questions and was so friendly.

"He's a Grand Prix winner and he gave up his time to show me right through every aspect of the car and team.

"Everyone on the Red Bull Racing team was very friendly and it was an experience I'll never forget."

Kelly, 26, said he will be watching Sunday's F1 race closely.

"After the V8 Supercars are done I'll be keeping an eye on the Red Bull cars. Obviously everyone wants Mark to be right up there on home turf. He is a great guy and it was good to talk to him today."

Kelly, the 2006 V8 Supercar champion and two-time Bathurst winner, will be in action this evening in the second of three V8 Supercar races held at the 5.303-kilometre Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

-credit: kellyracing.com.au

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Series Supercars
Drivers Mark Webber , David Coulthard , Rick Kelly
Teams Red Bull Racing