If you don't think David Coulthard has the coolest job on the planet, that's just because you haven't seen this video yet.

As you may recall, the Formula One driver and Red Bull recently headed down to Austin to display their excitement over the sport's return to American soil. Coulthard and his Red Bull racer got the chance to play with a few cowboys on Red McCombs' ranch before taking to public streets in the F1 car. That included a quick stop for doughnuts in front of the capitol building before heading off to the dirt bones of the new track for a little fun.

As far as we know, Coulthard is the first driver to have a crack at the track in any state or form, and we have to say that watching his carbon-fiber beast skip across the dry Texas dirt is enough to bring a smile to our eyes. From the looks of things, the Texas facility will provide a plenty challenging course for the world's best drivers. We can't wait to see it completed. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.



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      Stephen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome and weird at the same time. Sucks to be the mechanic who deals with the car afterwards...
      LEDfoot
      • 3 Years Ago
      I say keep the track as is and develop some knobby Formula1 tires!
      Anthony Sims
      • 3 Years Ago
      Next, Coulthard heads to the Middle East for some Camry drifting.
      Alexander
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome! The only thing that would have made this Vid better is a flying cow in the background (Red Bull gives you Wiings).
      Matt Litke
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know Red Bull wanted to have a Formula 1 car at that track but S├ębastien Loeb's car also sponsored by Red Bull would have been a better show
      Steve Krug
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, let me sum this up- In order to attract the (majority) American crowd, it requires a few million dollar Formula 1 race car to do pointless donuts in the dirt. Yes, I said it, a formula 1 car running in the dirt. To hell with the spherical upright joints, **** the radiators, undertray, and suspension, lets through some dirt at it. Oh, and donuts. This is really dumbing down the sport of Formula 1 for the American crowd. This makes me insecure about my country. So what's going to happen is, the people that live in and around the southern states end up getting the tickets instead of the people in the north who actually care about F1 as a true, technology driven, intelligence driven, race. They show up and party carelessly (like they do at indycar...), and it all gets televised so the world can see how truly stupid the southern Motorsport crowd seems. Does this aggravate anybody else?
        Glynn Hadskey
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve Krug
        So the problem is the people who live in around the southern states who support the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for instance, shouldn't be going to the races. They should stay home and let the races flounder like the Yankees do at the Milwaukee Mile. What a tool.
          Steve Krug
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Glynn Hadskey
          Okay I agree my comment was out of line and extreme. I just didn't like the fact that the way we advertise Formula 1 in the US is by dumbing down the excellence of the series...does that make sense?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve Krug
        Never been to Austin, have you? I suggest going there before assuming it's some southern city full of cowboys and rednecks.
        BobinCobb
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve Krug
        Stereotypes much? I live in Atlanta GA, about as southern as you can get. I've followed F1 from the very first post war race, attended several and think Austin, the technology capitol of the southwest, is a great place to hold an F1 race. If the Prius drivers of New England want to come down, more power to them. We love high tech racing in the south. You can find me at the turn five hill for the Petit leMans ALMS race next weekend.
      Dreez28
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least put some grippy dirt tires on it and make the video a bit more jaw dropping, and I think they'd be awesome. The slicks just make it kind of pointless.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Driving an F1 car on that terrain must be like riding a jackhammer or something. The tires are thick because they are basically the majority of the suspension, as in probably no shocks or springs at all. Assuming you can tolerate that jarring, that must be one of the funnest things in the world to do.
      BobinCobb
      • 3 Years Ago
      Stereotypes much? I live in Atlanta GA, about as southern as you can get. I've followed F1 from the very first post war race, attended several and think Austin, the technology capitol of the southwest, is a great place to hold an F1 race. If the Prius drivers of New England want to come down, more power to them. We love high tech racing in the south. You can find me at the turn five hill for the Petit leMans ALMS race next weekend.
        LEDfoot
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BobinCobb
        You think this was not made a little tounge-in-cheek?
          LEDfoot
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LEDfoot
          Oh now I see you were actually replying to the post below, never mind me, carry on.
      ryanrs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Top Gear took a Raptor around the track a little bit ago. http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/us-gap-2011-08-26
      ELG
      • 3 Years Ago
      I thought coulthard was shilling for mercedes?
      • 3 Years Ago
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