Video: Red Bull Formula Drivers Take on Soapbox Derby

Which driver prevails among the four Red Bull and Visa CashApp RB teammates?

Dan Carney, Senior Editor

June 7, 2024

At a Glance

  • Verstappen and Perez from Red Bull
  • Tsunoda and Ricciardo from Visa CashApp RB

To warm up ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix, F1 drivers Max Verstappen and Checo Perez of @redbullracing try Soapbox kart racing against the @VisaCashAppRB duo of Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo. Who will dare to avoid touching the brakes and be crowned the soapbox champion of Canada? 🇨🇦

The competition was chaired by Montreal-based Red Bull Cliff Diving athlete and internet sensation Molly Carlson, alongside professional snowboarder and Canadian household name, Craig McMorris. The course, set at the iconic Parc Olympique in Montreal, had a series of challenges for the drivers.

Cheered on by fans from both teams, the drivers had to make it past the great Canadian crossing, go through a snowstorm, survive a chicane and a series of rollers. The teams battled it out for the best qualifying times before embarking on a one-vs-one race to the finish.

  • Each driver received their own personalized soapbox, complete with their names and race numbers 

  • 80 fans from Visa Cash App RB and Oracle Red Bull Racing were invited to watch the racing live and up close, as well as meet the drivers. 

  • The course was split into a few key challenges: 

  • The great Canadian crossing, complete with cut-outs of hockey players, maple leafs, and raccoons

  • A snowstorm that blocked the drivers' view as they traveled through near-whiteout conditions

  • A prairies-inspired chicane testing their driving skills, with tight turns that forced the drivers to rely heavily on their steering to navigate

  • Finally, a drive through the rocky mountains ramp of rollers to finish off their run

  • For qualifying each driver took one run down the track to put up their fastest time, resulting in pole position for Max, followed by Daniel, Checo, and Yuki.

  • It all culminated in one vs one racing down the track between Checo and Yuki, and Max versus Daniel

About the Author(s)

Dan Carney

Senior Editor, Design News

Dan’s coverage of the auto industry over three decades has taken him to the racetracks, automotive engineering centers, vehicle simulators, wind tunnels, and crash-test labs of the world.

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