Exclusive Behind The Scenes: Coulthard vs Taxi + Red Bull F1 Circuit Cape Town

We were given exclusive behind the scenes access to the shoot, to show you, our Cars.co.za audience, what it takes to film a short film with the Red Bull Formula 1 car.

It’s been 26 years since a Formula 1 race was held in South Africa. There is an entire generation of South Africans who have never heard or seen a Formula 1 car in real life. On the weekend of 2 June 2019, for tens of thousands of South Africans, that all changed.

Red Bull worked closely with the City of Cape Town to stage the Red Bull Cape Town Circuit, a public demonstration of one of the fastest and loudest cars ever made, a 2011 V8 Formula One car - the very car which competed for Red Bull racing in the 2011 Formula One season.

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 would see sporting legend David Coulthard pilot the Formula One car through the streets of the Cape Town city bowl, an event which was completely free for the public to attend. We were there and part of the video you’re about to watch is full coverage of that event.

But for Ciro De Siena and the Cars.co.za film crew, a very special opportunity was afforded to us on the Saturday before the event. Red Bull had planned the production of an incredible short film. The aim was to produce a global film for the Red Bull brand with a very South African flavour. The script would see David Coulthard race a South African minibus taxi through the streets of Cape Town.

We were given exclusive behind the scenes access to the shoot, to show you, our Cars.co.za audience, what it takes to film a short film with a Formula 1 car. It was without a doubt one of the best filming experiences we’ve ever had, and being that close to the car and watching it cruise through the closed-off roads of downtown Cape Town is something we won’t forget in a hurry. 
We hope you enjoy this exclusive Behind The Scenes documentary.

A Cars.co.za Production in association with Red Bull ZA.

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