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    RedBull F1 2 Laps on Ratchadamnoen Avenue

    Just heard from a Thai that the Red Bull formula 1 team will use Ratchadamnoen Avenue this weekend to celebrate the King's birthday and their victory in F1. I was told that they will take their car two laps around Ratchadamnoen Avenue. Does anyone have news on this event?

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    3 laps and it's been well featured in the Bangkok Post

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    The BiB will pull it over

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    Course they won't, they only do pick ups and motocy's, far too expensive looking to do anything illegal

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    Bound to be some young Thai with a souped up Jazz with holes drilled in the exhaust, wanting to take them on.

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    I suppose the Thais are claiming Red Bull F1 as a Thai enterprise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Dun't be daft, that useless twat would struggle driving a tuk tuk.

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    Which day?
    And time?

    Might head down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool View Post
    Which day?
    And time?

    Might head down.

    Take your camera and get a few shots for those poor sods snowed in please, thanks

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    Why dos the article use the word 'book' in...

    More than 10,000 people are expected to book their places along the sides of Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue to see Red Bull racer Mark Webber drive his RB26 car on the 107-year-old road.
    I guess it's used loosely. I would guess all the motorcycle and car-racing kids will be down there if they are free. I'm not in the area but it would be interesting to see. I'm sure the professional photographers will want to take some shots with certain backdrops for that perfect Thai F1 first pic. The best spots for photos should be filled early. A background with the King's picture in it would make an interesting historical photo.

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    how is the F1 going to pass the big bumps and holes on the road ? it will break down before it can finish the first lap

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    butterfly does have a point here, plus all th crap in the roads being dragged up into the cars, they going to have the F1 cars on the back of trailers and just parade them about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    how is the F1 going to pass the big bumps and holes on the road ? it will break down before it can finish the first lap

    Actually that road is in top condition because the King and all the top brass used it all the time getting to the palace.

    Be shit hot without all that foking traffic on it.

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    ^ top condition road in Thailand is still a bad road with unnecessary curve and bumps

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    Does anyone know how much it will cost and where you can buy the tickets?

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    its free

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    see you there then, 2 pm start?

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    Wonder if Mark Webber will actually be driving the car or is just here for personal appearance sake. I am also surprised that the F1 car would be able to do any laps around a Thai road without causing major damage.

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    They are not going to race, just do burn outs, blazing starts, heavy braking, and lots of F1 noise.

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    Yes, just a promo appearance and I am surprised they even brought one of the cars for everyone to view. It would be nice to think you could even get close to the car, but there will be too many people and to get a glimpse will be difficult. Better to stay at home and watch the news, if they even cover the story.

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    Bangkok set for F1 experience
    18/12/2010

    Red Bull's Webber to drive his RB26 car on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue

    Thailand's first-ever exhibition of Formula One driving will take place on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue today.


    Royal approval for racer: His Majesty the King looks at the Red Bull Formula 1 racing car at Siriraj Hospital yesterday. Mark Webber (by His Majesty’s side) and the Red Bull racing team will drive three laps of Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue between Phan Fa Bridge and the KhokWuaintersection as part of celebrations for the King’s 84th birthday.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD BUREAU

    More than 10,000 people are expected to book their places along the sides of Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue to see Red Bull racer Mark Webber drive his RB26 car on the 107-year-old road.

    The idea of turning Ratchadamnoen Avenue into a race track is not new. Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanuban - better known as Prince Bira - planned to close roads in the Sanam Luang and Ratchadamnoen area in 1939 for a "Bangkok Grand Prix".

    But Prince Bira's dream was dashed when World War II broke out.
    Australian Webber, who finished third in the world championship this year, arrived in Bangkok yesterday.

    He then went to sign a get-well book for His Majesty the King at Siriraj Hospital.
    At a press conference at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Webber said: "I am amazed by the warm welcome from the Thai people at the airport."

    Red Bull Beverage managing director Saravudh Yoovidhya said the exhibition is part of the celebrations of the King's 84th birthday and Red Bull Racing's drivers' and constructors' world titles.

    Today's three-lap course will get under way at Phan Fa Bridge, pass Democracy Monument and circle at Khok Wua intersection where the race will also finish.


    Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra presents a souvenir to Red Bull driver Mark Webber.


    Equal status

    Webber is confident he will receive equal treatment from the team next season despite teammate Sebastian Vettel having won the 2010 Formula One drivers' title.

    The re-legalisation of team orders and Vettel's world title had led to speculation that Webber will be forced into a supporting role next season but the Australian said yesterday that he expected to again be given a chance to fight for the 2011 championship.

    "The team know the best way to defend our championship is to put both their feet forward in the best possible way," he said. "That's why we achieved so much as a team."

    Vettel and Webber had some clashes in 2010, most notably when they collided during the Turkish Grand Prix, ending the German's race. Despite some friction in the team as a result, Webber had every intention of taking on Vettel again next season.

    "I am absolutely confident that next year will be a great opportunity for me to get phenomenal results again," Webber said. "I will need to beat everyone and one of those drivers is going to be Seb.

    "Full credit to Seb to have the No. 1 on his car, but come first practice in Bahrain, that won't make him go any faster."
    Bangkok Post / AP


    Webber signs a get-well book for His Majesty the King at Siriraj Hospital. PHOTOS: KOSOL NAKACHOL

    bangkokpost.com

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    Webber is a class act............ Any other driver would be upset that the Red Bull Team had Vettel as their "first" driver, but Webber continually proved them wrong. I personally think Webber did a better job consistantly and Vettel reminded me of a spoiled little boy. He caused several mishaps that even took his team mate, Webber, out of a podium position. I really like Webber and he is an excellent representative of the Red Bull team. Vettel has some growing up to do and even though he did show brilliance in many races, he took uneeded risks that Webber did not take and both would up fairly equal at the end of the year in my book.
    I wish I had the chance to meet Webber in person to top of the F1 year and I look forward to next year's races. Noticed one picture had a Thai Airways Logo on the car that was not there during the year, but if they are paying part of the bill, I guess they deserve the advertising. It would be great if Thailand could have a Grand Prix, but they do not have the same reputation as Singapore or the money.

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