In the run up to the Japanese Grand Prix the Red Bull drivers got to indulge in some uniquely Japanese car culture – a Kaido Racer.
Kaido Racers are heavily influenced by the silhouette of racing cars that raced in Japan in the 70s and 80s, with the exposed oil cooler and hoses at the front adding to the drama. Daniel and Max spent some time in the in this Nissan Skyline C210 cruising around Tokyo and across the famous Shibuya crossing, drawing crowds of onlookers wherever they went.
“It’s pretty cool. It’s low!” Ricciardo said. “Every bump I’m scared, but it’s really nice and we have some good beats going so I feel like it’s setting the trend.” Verstappen didn’t take the wheel: “I let Daniel drive as I prefer to be the passenger, but everyone is looking at us while we are driving, the colours are alright – I mean orange, that’s always good!” What a very un-racing driver like excuse.
Being an F1 driver is a tough job, but someone has to do it!