Then, Coulthard drives the car to the Texas state Capitol in Austin, where he proceeds to show Austin what the air in Los Angeles looks like. Finally he’s off to hoon in the dirt (again) at the under-completion Circuit of the Americas racetrack. While most of it looks like fun, I can’t imaging driving an F1 car over a cattle guard, or down unpaved farm roads on slick tires (at least mount up some intermediates). None of it seems to phase Coulthard, the former F1 star who now does the exhibition driving for the Red Bull Renault F1 team (when he isn’t consulting with AMG, anyway).
Coulthard was on hand to drum up interest in the 2012 U.S. Grand Prix, scheduled for November at the Circuit of the Americas track. Expect to see even more F1-in-Texas wackiness as we get closer to the 2012 season; after all, bringing F1 back to the U.S. is costing a lot of people a lot of money, and the new circuit will only turn a profit if enough series’ decide to go racing there.