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Red Bull facing penalty after Verstappen snow run

Red Bull facing penalty after Verstappen snow run

Red Bull facing penalty after Verstappen snow run

Red Bull Racing is facing the possibility of a EUR 30,000 fine after Max Verstappen’s spectacular blast up and down the famous Kitzbuhel ski slopes last week.

A crowd of 3,500 gathered in the Austrian Alps as Verstappen, F1’s teenage sensation, slipped and slid in a F1 car fitted with snow chains, some 1600 metres above sea level.

Verstappen and Red Bull were helping to promote this year’s Austrian grand prix, but local authorities reportedly did not see the bright side of the F1 snow stunt.

Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper reports that administrative proceedings have been filed against Red Bull, as official approval for the event was not granted.

Kitzbuhel director Michael Berger confirmed the news, saying approval must be given for the driving of any vehicle outside normal traffic or fenced areas, due to the potential for causing damage to nature.

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7 Comments
  • JohnWhitling

    I really cannot imagine that an outfit like Red Bull did not have permission for this promotion by somebody. I would not be surprised if the blame lies with someone inside the managing organization, not Red Bull.

  • Patrick van den Biggelaar

    “approval must be given for the driving of any vehicle outside normal
    traffic or fenced areas, due to the potential for causing damage to
    nature”.
    I wonder, most ski-slopes have been made by cutting down so many trees but that was not harming nature???

  • 92gsr

    How did this happen? You can’t just sneak an F1 car and support anywhere, that’s like a minimum of 4 18-wheelers.

  • John Bowes

    Learn to headline! This is a fine, not a penalty.

  • Bematta

    Authority blames Hells Angels for being organized,,, look who’s talking!
    Authorized maffia methods are usually a pain where the sun doe’s not shine, not always but usually..
    When things like this goes down anywhere on the globe, the lokal people should have the right to change authority within hours to a new one that is always on “stand by” in case of stupidity like this.
    Im also sure that you humans would have much better leaders then.

    😉

  • Martin Faber

    they even track Verstappen down outside the F1 tracks….

  • Richard Piers

    Any publicity is good publicity !!!

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