Authorities Take Issue With Red Bull Driving an F1 Car on a Ski Slope
Red Bull pulled off an amazing stunt when it had Dutch F1 racer Max Verstappen take a car up Kitzbühel’s ski slopes. It's not everyday you see an 800-horsepower car with chains on its tires driving around a slope. It was a fantastic video, but Austrian authorities aren't too happy. According to BlackFlag, over 3,500 people watched it in person and millions more have now watched the video. It was all staged to promote th Austrian Grand Prix, but organizers may not have gotten all the necessary approvals for the stunt. RELATED: Snow Crawler Concept Could be the Ultimate Winter Ride
They're fine with the car being driven on the slope, but the parameters for the drive are where there's a problem. It seems that authorities are viewing the whole thing as a mini F1 race, despite the fact that there were no other cars and no one was competing.
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Nothing is final, but there is a proposed fine of nearly $33,000 for Red Bull if they are found in violation. That's certainly not cheap, but given how well the video was received by the public, it'll still be a win for Red Bull.
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