Pennsylvania Avenue to be transformed into an F1 track, for a day

Federal and D.C. officials have long discussed how to bring some zip to Pennsylvania Avenue NW between the Capitol and the White House. 

How’s 200 mph sound?

On April 20, the Red Bull Showrun will turn roughly four blocks of America’s Main Street into a Formula One track complete with concessions, viewing screens and a spectator viewing corridor lining either side of Pennsylvania between Third and Sevenths streets NW. 

The free event, which typically travels between cities that don’t have an F1 grand prix race of their own, is an opportunity for Oracle Red Bull Racing to show off its RB7, the 2011 world-championship winning F1 car. It will be driven by David Coulthard, a retired F1 driver. Also on display will be the RB19, which has already arrived in D.C.

The Red Bull Showrun weekend, per the event’s website, starts with a Fan Fest at Union Market from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 19, featuring RB7 “fireups,” a look at the RB19, a Q&A with the Oracle Red Bull Racing team and…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.
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