Sebastien Buemi's icy drive in a formula one car on Sunday was called off.

Sebastien Buemi's icy drive in a formula one car on Sunday was called off.

At the wheel of a Red Bull car, the Swiss driver was scheduled to negotiate a special 4km layout on the frozen waters of the Olympic Basin, located at Parc Jean-Drapeau behind the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The event was to celebrate the return of formula one to the Canadian city of Montreal.

But Red Bull said on Sunday that the event was cancelled "due to unstable ice conditions created by warm weather patterns".

"A new date has not been set, but we are looking into the possibility of rescheduling," the energy drinks company said in a media statement.

 

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