Coulthard drives Red Bull on New Jersey circuit
16 August 2012 – David Coulthard has become the first man to drive a Formula 1 car around the streets of New Jersey. The same roads will play host to the Grand Prix of America next season, with the event promising to be the highlight of the calendar in June.
In a full-length video which will soon be released by Red Bull, the championship runner-up of 2001 drove an F1 car though the Lincoln Tunnel (top) at speeds of up to 190 miles per hour. He also navigated the Port Imperial street circuit, complete with a New York City skyline backdrop. On Monday came a tour of Liberty State Park which included the car playing The Star-Spangled Banner, the US national anthem, on its engine.
The Grand Prix of America will become the second USA race in F1, as the United States Grand Prix returns this November with a brand-new venue in Austin, Texas.
The trailer of Coulthard's outing can be viewed on YouTube.