We’ve always said that the mission of our Live Demo programme is to take F1 to the people but that ambition went into total overdrive this week when we visited Budapest and the biggest crowd we’ve ever seen turned out to watch Daniel and DC put a couple of RB7s to the test.
Of course Hungary already has a grand prix, but it was very clear from the size of the crowd that there's a bigger appetite for motorsport in the country than anyone suspected. Fans flooded onto the banks of the Danube for the Hungarian capital's massive Great Race event, which showcased racing machinery of every stripe, we've been told the crowd numbered in the hundreds of thousands.
That was enough to make even our normally unflappable drivers a little nervy in advance of the highlight of their runs on the day – a double burn-out as they crossed over the city's historic Chain Bridge, starting from opposite ends, one from the Buda side of the Danube and the other setting off from the Pest side. Daniel and DC are pretty cool customers, however, and they completed the head-to-head run with flying colours.