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2013-11-01 11:28

FINE US NOW, FIA! David Coulthard performs a crazy stunt atop Dubai's Burj Al Arab hotel ahead of the 2013 Abu Dhabi GP. Image: YOUTUBE

Red Bull was fined R250 000 for Vettel's exuberant display after the 2013 Indian GP so the team decided on the ultimate donut - 210m up on the helipad of Dubai's Burj Al Arab hotel! Watch...

In October 2013, Wheels24 reported that Red Bull was fined by the FIA the equivalent of about R250 000 for Sebastian Vettel's  track celebration after his sixth consecutive Formula 1 victory at the 2013 Indian GP. Vettel, who had just earned his fourth consecutive F1 title, performed a series of donuts on the circuit.

VIDEO: Red Bull's helipad stunt

So, in what some unnice people might call a middle-finger ringer, Red Bull decided to perform donuts yet again, this time in a daring stunt atop the 322m Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. The team didn't use Vettel for the stunt, however but instead the (more expendable?) David Coulthard, who performed the feat on the helipad (26m wide and at a height of 210m) of the world’s fourth-tallest hotel.

Coulthard became the first driver to drive an F1 car there.

'RIGHT THING TO DO'


Ahead of this weekend's 2013 Abu Dhabi GP, Red Bull boss Christian Horner said: "Sometimes things don't fully comply with a regulation; perhaps it's a tennis player climbing out of the court to embrace his parents in their box at Wimbledon or a footballer going to hug a family member in the crowd.

"From a team point of view it was exactly the right thing for him to do. It's good for the sport and it's a shame it was penalised. I understand the stewards have rules but sometimes you hope commonsense will prevail."

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