Infiniti brings F1 & Q50 Eau Rouge to Austin

MyDrive | INFINITI – NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd. brings the sights, sounds and smells of international Formula One racing to downtown Austin, Texas on October 29, as Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and four-time F1 World Champion driver Sebastian Vettel will drive Vettel’s 2011 Championship Formula One car and the 560-horsepower Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype up and down Congress Avenue.

Kicking off the annual United States Grand Prix™ race weekend, the event starts at 12:00 p.m. CDT on the corner of Congress Avenue and 7th Street at the foot of the iconic Texas Capitol building. An introduction to the drivers will then be followed by high speed runs in the F1 car and the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype.

Activities will also include a drivers’ parade where spectators get a chance to see the drivers up close. A few lucky fans will also be selected from the crowd to experience a ride in the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype driven by Vettel and Ricciardo.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo.xxxx during practice ahead of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Vettel and Ricciardo will take turns demonstrating the performance of the Formula One Car and introduce Austin to the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype inspired by Infiniti’s partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing. The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype features bespoke carbon fibre bodywork, F1-inspired aerodynamics and a powerful twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine.

“Infiniti is kicking off the U.S. Grand Prix in true Austin style,” said Allyson Witherspoon, director of Marketing Communications and Media for Infiniti USA.

“Having Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo drive the actual 2011 championship car and the Formula One-inspired Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype up and down Congress Avenue is sure to be a memorable moment for F1 fans.”


LOCATION: Congress Avenue between 7th and 11th streets, Austin, Texas TIME: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT

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