Before the Canadian Grand Prix, Sergio Perez and Yuki Tsunoda got behind the wheel of one of the most unusual cars in the world – Zamboni, designed to work ice between periods of a hockey game. The Zamboni’s speed is only 15 km per hour, but this machine is present at every hockey game across Canada and beyond.
A pair of Formula 1 racers competed for victory in a time trial against Canadian snowboarder and Olympic champion Sebastien Tutan – they were met at a makeshift track in Montreal’s Olympic Park by Pernell-Karl (PK) Subban, a hockey player and defenseman for the New Jersey Devils. The track included hairpin turns and long straights, repeating sections of the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit.
The race was won by Sergio Pérez, who received the victory cup made of ice.
Sergio Perez: “For me it was a surprise. Even in the morning I did not know that I would sit behind the wheel of Zamboni. But with Red Bull you always know it’s going to be fun – and this time too.
I saw the Zambonis clearing the ice but didn’t know what to expect from flying them. I managed to find the secret that made me fast – bunny mode! There is a switch that allows you to go fast like a rabbit or slow like a turtle. In fact, Zamboni is quite fast, and if you turn with a lot of effort and a lot of gas, you can even raise the wheels a little.
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