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Shopping mall donuts F1 style

Carlos Sainz Jr drives a Red Bull RB7 inside Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi

Ever since I saw this as an eight-year-old kid I’ve wanted to drive a car inside a shopping mall. Any car would do, just the fun that wanton destruction would be still brings a smile to my face. But that dream has now been topped.

Sure, it’s little more than a cynical PR piece for a new blinged up shopping mall in the middle of a desert. But, a Formula 1 car through a shopping mall, give me some of that please!

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Austria’s next top model

Paul Bischof, Red Bull Racing

Austrian twentysomething Paul Bischof is a bit like you and me. He’s a car geek. And he likes Formula 1. But Paul is a bit different, too, and takes his interest in cars to a totally new level. Way beyond the scope most of us can even think of.

He makes 1:10 scale models of racing cars from paper. For example, he made a Red Bull RB7 replica, which consists of around 6500 parts. That’s right, from paper!

He had no idea at the time, but his RB7 model turned out be the best job interview he ever did. This is his story, and you watch the video after the break.

[Thanks to Tiaan for the tip]

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Horner expects Webber to drive for Red Bull in 2011

Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner has moved to end speculation over Mark Webber‘s future by claiming the Australian will remain with the team in 2011.

Webber is out of contract at the end of this year and rumours over his F1 future have been building. Horner, though, is expecting a fairly simple re-signing process, “When we sit down and talk about it, it will be straightforward. If it’s not broken why fix it? It’s clear where our and his intent is.

“It’s just a matter of sorting out the paperwork with his management. In the coming weeks that will be sorted”, he said.

One rumour doing the rounds late last year had Webber out for 2011 to be replaced by 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen, who is currently busy avoiding trees in his Citröen that just happens to have Red Bull stickers all over it.

Again, Horner doesn’t see any reason for this to change, “Kimi has committed himself to rallying and seems to be enjoying that environment. So there’s never really been any discussion… We’ve been happy with the job Mark’s been doing so why would you change?”

[Source: BBC]