Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber drove his Red Bull F1 into Parliament Square in London earlier this month in a stunt for his sponsor. He drove a few laps with the London cabbies before pulling over to make a pit stop with his team just in front of the British House of Parliament.
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As Big Ben struck 6am, Mark Webber showed he’d made a full recovery after his crash in Valencia by roaring up to the gates of the Houses of Parliament in London in his Red Bull Racing F1 car, where the Red Bull pit crew were waiting to practice a full Formula One pit stop. With a week to go until the British Grand Prix rolls into Silverstone, Webber and the full Red Bull pit team stunned onlookers and commuters on Parliament Square as they warmed up for the next week’s championship showdown with a 3.2 second pit stop.
An excited Webber said of the pit stop: “Obviously, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity – it’s not every day you get to see the sights of London from an F1 car. This year has once again thrown up some interesting rule changes so any practice the team can get is going to make a difference, no matter where it is.”
Jonathan Wheatley, Red Bull Racing Team Manager added: “As a team, we practice and perform pit stops in all sorts of conditions around the world but this has been a really unique experience, one I imagine won’t be repeated. We’ve only got a week to go before Silverstone so what better way to practice under pressure than outside the Houses of Parliament.”