Red Bull has put on a show at the venue for the new Vietnam Grand Prix which is set to debut in Formula 1 next year with David Coulthard and Jake Dennis lighting up the street circuit.

As part of a promotional event in partnership with Heineken, Red Bull unleashed two of his V8-powered RB7 F1 cars, which claimed the 2011 F1 world drivers’ and constructors’ titles, with former driver Coulthard and simulator development driver Dennis on hand on a specially-created short track.

The new 22-corner circuit is currently under construction ahead of its planned F1 race debut in April 2020. The track weaves around the My Dinh national stadium in Hanoi’s city streets.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to drive the RB7 again and to see the energy of the crowd,” Coulthard said. “It was pretty hot and heavy out there and I think they’re well warmed up for Heineken Ambassador Armin Van Buuren’s DJ set. After our efforts on track, he’ll now show them how Formula 1 likes to party.

“It was pretty dusty out there but in fairness to the city they’re building a grand prix track on this site as we speak but it just added to the visual aspect.

“It was very warm out there, but it was really great to have the chance to do it. The energy that these show cars bring around the world is amazing.”

Dennis, who has been on regular testing duty for Red Bull since 2018, says he is thankful for the experience alongside former Grand Prix winner Coulthard in front of a reported 50,000 fans.

“It was a pretty cool experience and sharing an F1 show with DC has been an absolute privilege,” Dennis said. “The fans here have been incredible.

“The donuts at the end were great fun and to stand on top of the car with the fans going crazy was fantastic. I believe there were over 50,000 people here, which is amazing. I definitely won’t forget it.”

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