The Red Bull Racing team seems to have gotten quite bored during the Formula 1 off season, resorting to some icy shenanigans in Canada with Toro Rosso pilot Sébastien Buemi behind the wheel.
Marking the return of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, Buemi mimicked the shape of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on the frozen waters of the Olympic Basin with a team of sled dogs as his only challengers.
In order to scavenge what little grip was available, the car ran specially made Bridgestone Potenza F1 snow tyres and featured 420 tungsten studs on each of the front and 588 studs on each of the rear tyres, each one embedded in an aluminium casing.
“There’s only one set in the world so we had to be very careful with them because – obviously – it’s the only set we’ve got,” explained Tony Burrows, our test team manager.
The Canadian Grand Prix will resume on June 13, 2010 in Montreal.