Watch: David Coulthard takes RB Leipzig star Emil Forsberg for a spin

Jamie Woodhouse
RB Leipzig player Emil Forsberg and ex-Red Bull Formula 1 driver David Coulthard shake hands. Germany, May 2022.

RB Leipzig player Emil Forsberg and ex-Red Bull Formula 1 driver David Coulthard shake hands for the camera. Germany, May 2022.

Red Bull’s Formula 1 and footballing worlds combined as David Coulthard took Emil Forsberg for a spin in a Red Bull two-seater.

The Red Bull drink is what put Red Bull GmbH on the map, but these days the company holds a wide range of sporting interests.

And the paths of two of those sporting institutes crossed in Leipzig ahead of Red Bull-owned RB Leipzig’s opening home game of the Bundesliga season.

David Coulthard, who joined Red Bull Racing in Formula 1 back in 2005, claiming the team’s first podium in Monaco a year later, headed to the city of Leipzig to meet a star of the RB Leipzig team.



The star in question was Forsberg, who joined Coulthard in the 720-horsepower Oracle Red Bull Racing F1 two-seater, a converted Formula 1 car powered by a V10 engine, for a unique city tour.

Both enthusiastic and surprised looks adorned the faces of passers-by as Coulthard took Forsberg for a drive after training, the Swedish national team star pointing out some of his favourite places to his Scottish chauffeur.

“It’s the closest you can really get to giving a passenger the sensation of what it is to drive a Grand Prix car,” said Coulthard.

“This is my second time in Leipzig. It’s a cool, young university city. There’s just an energy and a vibe here that really makes it feel it’s coming up.”

Forsberg added: “It was an incredible experience for me to drive through Leipzig with David in a Formula One car. You experience something like that maybe once in a lifetime.

“The feeling and the sound in the racing car are insane – a pure adrenaline rush.”

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Red Bull find themselves in a commanding position in the Formula 1 standings. Max Verstappen leads the Drivers’ Championship with an advantage of 80 points over Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, while Red Bull are 97 points clear of Ferrari at the top of the Constructors’ Championship.