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F1 car vs rugby team: who wins?

974   //    05 Feb 2016, 21:47 IST

Red Bull Racing Daniel Ricciardo Rugby 2016

Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo is from Australia, and probably knows a thing or two about rugby, a sport immensely popular in his home country. Rugby players are known for their immense brute strength, something that is essential in their sport.

Formula One cars, on the other hand, are famous for being among the fastest, most powerful motor vehicles known to man. Ricciardo and teammate Daniil Kvyat last season drove the Adrian Newey-designed RB11, which tops out at 355 km/hr and won the faltering team three podium spots in the 2015 season.

The team decided to put the Renault-powered motor to the absolute test, deciding to pit it against the members of English professional Rugby club Bath, with their first string side taking the car head on – literally!

The Bath First XI took on a specially modified Red Bull RB11 with foam rollers. The car, with 1000 BHP (brake horse power) per tonne of weight – showing just how fast the car can go, with a high torque and powerful acceleration.

A contest between the two proved to be incredibly close – watch the video below:

Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat have both been confirmed to be staying with the team for the 2016 season.

Ricciardo finished with a highest 2nd place finish at the Singapore Grand Prix last year, while Kvyat had his best ever Formula One results in the 2015 season, finishing second at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

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