Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen made tracks for the Austrian Alps and the Hahnenkamm Festival to enjoy a taste of the high life and perform a unique F1 show run at Kitzbühel ski resort. The resort is revving up for the famous Hahnenkammrennen World Cup Alpine ski races, and the Downhill race on the Streif course – the biggest challenge in downhill skiiing, the sport's answer to the Nordschleife: a test of supreme skill, fitness and bravery.
So what better way to celebrate the pinnacle of motorsport than with a ‘Snowrun’ at the home of the pinnacle of winter sports?
The Red Bull Racing showcar team spent a morning preparing the car to cope with its surroundings. An F1 car is accustomed to racing in hot weather, so in addition to making special snow tyres for the car, the team had to re-tune the engine and adjust the set-up to make it possible for Max to handle the car in the snow.