Ricciardo and Sainz to drive in Mexico City

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Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz will take part in a Red Bull demonstration in Mexico city after the Austrian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver and Toro Rosso rookie will be taking part in a show run in the RB7 around Mexico City's historic square known as the Zocalo. Ricciardo and Sainz will display the 2011 car on a specially designed course through the city ahead of the return of the Mexican Grand Prix in November.

“I’m really looking forward to this very special trip to Mexico,” Ricciardo said. “The demo runs in the city centre should be amazing and everyone is up for putting on a really big show.

“The square looks massive so I think I should be able to really give the car a good workout. Mexico City’s huge and I know that Mexican people are really into F1, so I’m looking forward to seeing just how big a crowd we can bring out on the day!”

Sainz says he always enjoys being able to demonstrate F1 machinery in cities.

“I’m really looking forward to my trip to Mexico. I have no memory of it, but my parents tell me I have actually been there before, when I was about two or three years old. Mexico City is a very interesting place to visit and what I do know is that it’s always special to drive a Formula 1 car through city streets.

"It’s a great way for people to get an idea what F1 is about before we return for the first Grand Prix to be held in Mexico in a very long time. I’ll be trying to put on the best show possible for all the spectators. Come along and see us!”

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