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Long time Red Bull Formula 1 fans will already know all there is to know about the Red Bull RB7 car from the 2011 race season. Even fans of opposing teams have to admit that RB7 is deserving of being bragged about thanks to the race record it has. In 2011 the RB7 car was driven by Sebastian Vettel who took it to the top of the ladder by winning an amazing twelve races out of the nineteen that the season consisted of. Within that record were the pole positions achieved, an unbelievable eighteen. That means the RB7 car didn’t manage pole position in but a single race. The Red Bull RB7 F1 car features a 2400cc Renault V8 capable of running to an 18 000 rpm redline to produce 560 kW (750 hp) that’s mated to a 7-speed semi-automatic transmission. Just to add to the legendary status, the car won that year’s Constructor’s title too. The absolute best part about RB7 is that it’s still running strong and thanks to the unequalled budget that Red Bull Oracle has at their disposal, the legendary car can be used for promotional content creation.

The last time we saw this RB7 car doing awesome things was just the other day when Red Bull Oracle driver Max Verstappen hooned the screaming V8 through the Red Bull campus in a proper Hoonigan-style escapade. I guess it didn’t take long before teammate Sergio ‘Checo’ Perez also wanted his turn to play with RB7, and that play date took place in the form of a road trip in preparation for his first laps around the Miami Grand Prix track. In ‘Race to Miami’, Checo’s excitement to race (along with typical ambient Manhattan street noise) creates a bit of a communication issue on a call to Team Principal & CEO, Christian Horner, that sees Checo on a mission to get from New York to Miami in a day.
As you can expect from an Oracle Red Bull production, it’s a star-studded affair featuring the likes of barefoot water skier Parks Bonifay and Miami Dolphins’ Byron Jones who help Perez navigate the New York’s city streets right through to the swampy Everglades and to finally arrive at the Miami International Autodrome where the Miami GP is hosted. Check out the visuals, it’s absolutely awesome to see, and one can only imagine the kind of planning and budget that was needed to execute this. We’ve seen these Oracle Red Bull Racing Road road trips take place all over from the USA to the Netherlands, South Africa, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and this is Checo’s first one using the RB7 car.

Oracle Red Bull Racing Driver, Sergio Perez said: “I loved taking part in my first Red Bull road trip, I remember seeing the one of Daniel crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and never thought I would get the chance to be part of it. I think Miami is the perfect place for Formula One, it’s a very fun city and there’s a good energy there. The track is looking awesome and I can’t wait to see all the fans there. Austin always feels like a home race for me and I think Miami will be similar.” 

With the way the 2022 Formula 1 season has kicked off, the SXdrv crew can't wait to kick back at watch the Miami Grand Prix on 8 May 2022. It's going to be epic on the new circuit that no one's been on yet, making it a level playing field that will separate the good from the great.

Take a look at the YouTube video about the legendary, championship-winning Red Bull RB7 Formula 1 car road-tripping from New York to Miami at the hands of Sergio Perez below: Race To Miami | Sergio Perez takes a Road Trip from New York to Miami | Oracle Red Bull Racing.

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