Red Bull F1 show run ends in flames

Red Bull RB7 goes up in smoke

Red Bull RB7 goes up in smoke

A Red Bull RB7 Formula 1 car burst into flames during a show run on the streets of Chelyabinsk in Russia last weekend.

The 2011 car, which Sebastian Vettel drove to the second of his four world titles in, was on a show run in Chelyabinsk to promote the inaugural Russian Grand Prix 0n 10-12 October in Sochi.

But the championship winning RB7, driven by 20-year-old Briton and Red Bull junior driver Alex Lynn, caught alight while he performed a series of doughnuts in front of a large crowd,

Red Bull mechanics were promptly on hand to control the situation, and Lynn, who tops the GP3 Series, emerged unscathed from the incident in which no one was injured. (GP247)