Racing fans in Mumbai got up close and personal with Red Bull Racing Can for the first time ever at Wilson College on Saturday. Bringing out the best in engineering and design enthusiasts, participants used Red Bull cans powered by radio-controlled motors to build the city’s fastest can on wheels. Completing six laps with a time of 3 minutes and 19 seconds, Dhairya Zaveri from SIWS, Wadala and Vaishnavi Pathare from Ruia College of Team Red Riding Bulls will go on to represent Mumbai in the national finals in Delhi on October 1, 2011. Rounding off the top podium positions were the Bull Racers from WLCI College and Apex Predators from Terna Engineering College.
Facing off against winners from Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata, Red Riding Bulls will battle it out for the title of fastest can in the country and go on to participate against 24 other nations at the Red Bull Racing Can World Final in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. The city winners will also have an opportunity to meet with the Red Bull Racing team drivers at the India Grand Prix in October this year.
Budding engineers were given the opportunity to show-off their talent as they displayed some of the most innovatively kitted cars to auto and F1 fans. In the weeks before the city finals, the participants worked on their machines demonstrating F1 style precision and tuning the tiny engines to create a car that made a difference! While many a fan has seen aerodynamics play a big role in the RB7 on track, the Red Bull cans gave the designers a competitive advantage as they styled their Racing Can’s body to gain an aerodynamic edge making this a thrilling competition all the way to the chequered flag. The challenge was not only to be the first to cross the finish line but the racing cans with cool designs and steady machines also earned points.