Formula One heads to Oman for first time

Published March 14th, 2016 - 02:01 GMT
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Muscat’s iconic Muttrah Corniche is set to be transformed into a high octane racetrack as the glitz and the glamour of Formula One heads to Oman for the first time.

Red Bull is bringing its F1 Showrun spectacle to the Sultanate on April 8 which is expected to attract up to 20,000 fans who will be able to line the seafront to experience the ear-splitting roar of the engine, the haze of tyre smoke and aroma of burning rubber.

Red Bull Racing will be bringing one of its Constructor’s Championship winning machines, which can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 2.4 seconds. It will be a Red Bull driver behind the wheel, but the identity is being kept under wraps for now by organisers.

The car is expected to zoom along the Muttrah Corniche at speeds of up to 250kph, and will be performing donuts, burnouts and speed stretches for thousands of fans throughout the day.

The build-up to the event will begin in the days prior to April 8, with the car touring various locations in Oman, plus being ‘fired up’ at Omantel’s headquarters on April 7.

“We are delighted to announce that Omantel is part of this exciting event for the first time in the Sultanate. Our brands have speed, thrill and excitement as common principles, and we trust that our customers will get a closer feel of our broadband speed through this event”, said Hamdan Moosa Al Harasi Acting Vice President Corporate Strategy at Omantel.

“We are confident that everyone will mark 8th April in his calendar and we are looking forward to meet and engage with thousands of spectators expected to take part in this unique show,” Al Harasi added.

The F1 Showrun team has been to every inhabited continent such as the city streets of Europe, the deserts of America, the highest road in the Himalayas and the frozen rivers of Canada performing for audiences who otherwise are unable to witness F1 racing live.

This Red Bull F1 Showrun is being held in partnership with Times of Oman, Shabiba, the Ministry of Tourism, the Royal Oman Police, Oman Automobile Association, Khimji Ramdas, HiFM and Hala FM.

“We are delighted to announce that Omantel is part of this exciting event for the first time in the Sultanate. Our brands have speed, thrill and excitement as common principles, and we trust that our customers will get a closer feel of our broadband speed through this event”, said Hamdan Moosa Al Harasi Acting Vice President Corporate Strategy at Omantel.

“We are confident that everyone will mark 8th April in his calendar and we are looking forward to meet and engage with thousands of spectators expected to take part in this unique show,” Al Harasi added. The F1 Showrun team has been to every inhabited continent such as the city streets of Europe, the deserts of America, the highest road in the Himalayas and the frozen rivers of Canada performing for audiences who otherwise are unable to witness F1 racing live.

This Red Bull F1 Showrun is being held in partnership with Times of Oman, Shabiba, the Ministry of Tourism, the Royal Oman Police, Oman Automobile Association, Khimji Ramdas, HiFM and Hala FM.


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