Toby Price, a two-time Dakar Bikes class winner, recently shared a teaser on Instagram showing him chasing a Red Bull Formula 1 car on dirt roads in what looks to be a Red Bull video shoot. Price was behind the wheel of his Finke Desert Race-winning Mitsubishi-skinned Trophy Truck for the shoot, while the F1 car was one of the Red Bull RB7s that had spent time in Australia earlier this year for a series of film shoots. Although the identity of the F1 driver is unclear, Price did reference the Australian driver Ricciardo in his social post.
During the shoot, Price tries to hop into the F1 car but doesn’t fit. He states, “Definitely not sitting in that seat. That’s as low as I’m going. The Formula 1 boys are definitely small.” The location of the shoot has not been disclosed, but Price’s Trophy Truck transporter was spotted in Bathurst in late January, suggesting the filming took place somewhere in the region.
Red Bull is believed to have done a significant amount of filming during their trip to Australia in January and February. A V8-powered RB7 was seen driving on the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge on the Grand Pacific Drive near Wollongong in New South Wales at the end of January, and several days later, the car cut laps of Mount Panorama with Liam Lawson behind the wheel during the Bathurst 12 Hour weekend.
There was speculation about the demo run yielding an outright lap record, but Lawson made no serious attempt at the 1m48.8s set by Jenson Button in a McLaren Formula 1 car back in 2011. Another RB7 also shared the Bathurst track with the Chevrolet Camaro Gen3 Supercars prototype for filming during the 12 Hour weekend.