No, you’re eyes aren’t deceiving you. In the event that you live in Austin, Texas, and you’ve seen a Red Bull Formula 1 car in and around your streets over the past few days, that’s not some mirage.

That is an actual Red Bull Racing show car with no less than former F1 driver, David Coulthard, behind the wheel. Coulthard is in town for a promotional event for the inaugural 2012 US Grand Prix in Austin, Coulthard and the rest of the Red Bull team spent three days participating in a number of local events, including being chased by cowboys on a Texas wild game ranch owned by billionaire Red McCombs, doing donuts in front of the Texas state capitol building in Austin, and having Texas state troopers stop and have photos taken with you.

On a more racing level, Coulthard also became the very first driver to drive around the Circuit of the Americas, the new venue that will host the US Grand Prix this time next year.

The anticipation leading up to Formula One’s return to America has been steadily building over the past few months, and Red Bull is kick-starting the buzz by running wild all over the Lone Star State.

Let’s hope we’ll see Ferrari, McLaren, and the rest of the teams follow suit.

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Source: Red Bull

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