Red Bull Racing enjoys Formula 1 championship celebration in Milton Keynes
|Saturday, December 10th 2011, 19:08 GMT|
Red Bull estimated that a crowd of 60,000 spectators turned out for its Home Run championship celebration in its Milton Keynes hometown today.
Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber took to the streets in their Formula 1 cars, joined by David Coulthard in a NASCAR Red Bull Toyota and Red Bull stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer.
"It's great to be here in Milton Keynes which is where the cars are built and everyone from the factory works," said Vettel.
"It's nice to say thank you and to see all the fans from the area. It was good fun; we did some donuts and enjoyed ourselves out there.
"Thanks to all the fans that came today, we wanted to put on a great show, so I hope they enjoyed it. It's a great way to finish the season."
Team boss Christian Horner also paid tribute to the supporters for turning out in such numbers.
"To run an F1 car through the middle of Milton Keynes was fantastic, so many of our workforce are local and it's great to see so many fans here," he said.
"It's flattering to have so many people turn out to celebrate what we have achieved. Without the fans, there's no Formula 1 and no Red Bull, so it's good to give something back and celebrate our double world championship like this.
"I would like to say a huge thank you to Milton Keynes Council for what they have done for us. Closing the middle of the city on one of their busiest shopping days is highly appreciated, so a huge thank you to them for all their efforts."