Red Bull is set to tackle Mount Panorama in a Formula 1 car.
The Formula 1 team has confirmed it’ll send the championship-winning 2011 RB7 to Bathurst for the 2023 12 Hour in February, and is promising “on-track running”.
It’s not clear who will drive the car, but Red Bull Racing reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo would be a natural fit.
“This will be a spectacle like nothing we’ve seen at the 12 Hour before and takes the event to an entirely new level,” said event director Shane Rudzis.
Formula 1 cars are a rare sight at Mount Panorama, but Red Bull won’t be the first F1 team to take on the legendary Australian circuit.
Back in 2011, Vodafone teamed up with McLaren to bring the McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23 to Australia. Jenson Button lapped the circuit in 1:48.8 and Craig Lowndes, who at the time was racing in a Vodafone-liveried car at the time, was only a second slower.
Although the bumpy track caused some problems, the MP4-23 made it around unscathed.