Muscat: Daniel Parera, a design student at the Scientific College of Design in Seeb, has been announced as the winner of the Red Bull Helmet Art where 70 people from various colleges across the Sultanate, along with several local artists, competed.
According to the organisers, the winning helmet design will be brought to reality and then worn during the Red Bull F1 Showrun by David Coulthard when he takes to the wheel and after the event the winner will go home with the autographed helmet.
“My concept is about the locally relevant elements. I tried to use a few local abstract images in the artwork. I have mainly made use of the Oryx, which is the national animal, which is also an elegant and graceful animal. I have used other materialistic elements as well as the khanjar and the monument,” Daniel said.
The highly anticipated Red Bull F1 Showrun will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimur Bin Assad Al-Said and in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism. Touching down on Oman sands for the very first time the Red Bull F1 Showrun is, for thousands of spectators, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience an F1 car close up.
The Sultanate will host the first-time event along the beautiful and iconic - Muttrah Corniche. The winning machine, which can accelerates from 0-100km/h in 2.4 seconds, will accelerate past crowds on a 1.1KM strip past the beautiful Muttrah harbor and Riyam Park, home to Muscat’s huge incense burner.
The Constructors’ Championship winning machine will be driven by David Coulthard, who will perform a full repertoire of donuts, burnouts and speed stretches in front of Omani racing fans lining the streets during the 90-minute event.
The Scottish driver, dominated Britain's junior Formula Ford categories in 1989 and became the first ever recipient of the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for young drivers.
The Running Showcars have visited the four corners of the world, visiting locations that would not normally host a Formula 1 event and in many instances giving people their first taste of Formula 1 in the Flesh.
The hype for the Red Bull F1 Showrun will begin a few days before the main event, when the team’s car will be displayed and fired up around various locations in Oman, including the Omantel headquarters on April 7.
Red Bull Showruns take place at racing circuits, on city streets, at festivals and exhibitions. Often playing to crowds measured in hundreds of thousands, they give fans the chance to witness the contained ferocity of a Formula 1 car at very close quarters. Formula 1 is a great sport for TV, but there is no substitute for the ear-splitting roar of the engine, the haze of tyre smoke and aroma of burning rubber.
The Showrun Team has been to every inhabited continent, from cobbled city streets in Europe to baking deserts in the Americas. It conquered the highest road in the Himalayas, skated on frozen rivers in Canada and drifted across golden Caribbean beaches.
Red Bull Racing is an Austrian team based in Milton Keynes, England. The team’s Formula 1 adventure began in 2005.
This Red Bull F1 Showrun is being held with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, under the umbrella of the Oman Automobile Association and Royal Oman Police. The event is being held in partnership with Omantel, Khimji Ramdas, HiFM, Hala FM, Times of Oman, Shabiba, City Vago and Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb.