Márquez lives his dream of riding Formula 1 car
Four-time MotoGP champion and world championship leader Marc Márquez was racing around with a Formula 1 car for the day and thereby fulfilling a long-held dream. Under the guidance
of former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber, the Spaniard sped over the asphalt in a Toro Rosso. Hundreds of fans lined the opened stands to watch the superstar’s Formula 1 adventure in the flesh. There was huge international media interest in the event. Dozens of journalists and photographers from right across Europe came to Spielberg to be there as Marc Márquez, Mark Webber, Dr. Helmut Marko and Niki Lauda talked about their passion for motorsport.
Two days after competing in the world championship in Mugello, the Spaniard switched from two wheels to four. After a few warm-up laps, the Toro Rosso went straight into top gear. The top motorcyclist showed in impressive style that motorsport is in his blood. Having been perfectly prepared for the event by experienced F1 driver Mark Webber, the four-time MotoGP champion notched up lap after lap at the Red Bull Ring in a super-fast F1 car and loved every minute of it!
The Formula 1 adventure of Marc Márquez was a highlight for Austrian fans. Numerous motorsport enthusiasts came to Spielberg on Tuesday to enter for free and support the current MotoGP leader up close at the racing circuit. He took a short time to sign autographs and pose for photos in return.
“There is a massive difference to MotoGP. The limited visibility was a great challenge, in particular, to begin with. You feel a lot more constricted in the cockpit. The braking distances and timing in turns is completely different. A Formula 1 car has much more downforce, of course, which made for a lot of fun in the part of the circuit with the most turns, in particular.”