Oman Motoring: Red Bull F1 Showrun in Muttrah Corniche

Lifestyle Tuesday 05/April/2016 17:39 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Motoring: Red Bull F1 Showrun in Muttrah Corniche

Come Friday, the Muttrah Corniche will be transformed into a high octane racetrack when David Coulthard zips down the beautiful stretch on his ferocious Formula 1 car.
If you are a motorsports enthusiast, you should not miss the much-anticipated Red Bull F1 Showrun, organised by Red Bull Racing under the patronage of His Highness Sayyid Taimur bin Assad Al Said and in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism.
Racing legend Coulthard will strut his stuff in the beautiful flowery stretch in Muttrah Corniche for the 90-minute event. Racing enthusiasts can look forward to Coulthard burning the rubber in a 1.1km stretch between Riyam Park Roundabout and Muscat Gate performing a full repertoire of donuts, burnouts, and speed stretches.
The event is scheduled to start from 2pm and will also see performances by some of Oman’s leading motorsport talents. Along with it, come epic proportions of Formula 1 style, glamour, thrills and excitement. And don’t be surprised to find yourself tapping your feet to some peppy tunes that should keep you entertained through the evening.

The Man
Name: David Coulthard
Friends call him: DC
Born on: March 27, 1971 in Twynholm, Scotland
Special talent: Television presenting
Philosophy of life: We all have our gifts and we all have our failings
Most important people in life: Family and friends
Favourite food: Pasta
Favourite music: The Cranberries, Oasis, and The Corrs

The Machine
The car, which accelerates from 0-100km/h in 2.4 seconds, will reach speeds of 250km/h and above. The Running Showcars have been visiting locations around the world that would not normally host a Formula 1 event and in many instances giving people their first taste of Formula 1 in the flesh. There is no substitute for the ear-splitting roar of the engine, the haze of tyre smoke and smell of burning rubber.

The Helmet
During the Red Bull F1 Showrun, David Coulthard will wear the helmet designed by Daniel Parera, a design student at the Scientific College of Design in Seeb. Parera won the Red Bull Helmet Art contest beating 70 people from various colleges across the Sultanate, along with several local artists, who participated in the competition. After the event the winner will go home with the autographed helmet.

Watching Tips
It’ll be hot and humid out in the sun. To better enjoy the action, bring along your hats and sun glasses for extra comfort, wear your light summer clothes and trainers, and take drinking water, and snacks for your children.
Fire Up
The public who would like to see the car close up and hear the roar of the engine can attend a ‘Fire Up’ at the Omantel headquarters on April 7, 2016 at 2pm.
Harthy on Vulcan Hypercar
Oman’s ace racing champion Ahmad Al Harthy will showcase Aston Martin as he gets behind the wheels of the Vulcan hypercar along the Muttrah Corniche on Friday as part of the Showrun. This is the British supercar manufacturer’s first ever street demonstration in Oman. Over 800bhp is produced through the rear wheels from the Vulcan’s monstrous 7.0-litre V12 engine, which is front-mid mounted. The car also features a six-speed sequential gearbox, limited slip differential, Brembo racing brake calipers, and carbon ceramic discs for incredible stopping power.
How to get there?
The action will unfold at the Muttrah Corniche. Public can avail the shuttling service on the event day.
F1 fans can access the event via Wadi Kabir by taking the Al Bustan Road instead of the Muttrah Corniche Road. On reaching the Al Bustan roundabout, turn left and follow the signs to Parking A.
Shuttle service will be available from Parking A to the event venue between 12 noon and 6 pm. A 10-minute travel by shuttling bus will get you to the race venue.
For those who travel from Darsait (which is not recommended) have to turn left at the Mina roundabout and follow signs to Jibroo Parking B.
Shuttle service is available to the event venue between 12 noon and 2pm. The service will resume at 4:20pm after the event has ended.
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Event & Parking Timings
Event Timing: 2:30pm- 4pm
Parking A: Open 12 noon - 6pm
Parking B: Open 12 noon - 2pm
and resumes at 4:15pm