If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to drive a Formula One car 190 mph through a deserted tunnel, take a deep breath and watch the accompanying video. That’s David Coulthard behind the wheel of Red Bull’s F-1 show car, enjoying a nighttime dash through the Lincoln Tunnel, which spans 1.5 miles beneath the Hudson River, connecting Weehawken, New Jersey, to Manhattan in New York City. Thanks to carefully-placed cameras, viewers can achieve at least some sense of what it felt like to be in the driver’s seat.
The stunt was planned to promote the Grand Prix of America F-1 race scheduled for next year in New Jersey, although there’s concern among race officials that the track won’t be ready in time.
As far as anyone knows, Coulthard’s top speed of 190 mph is a Lincoln Tunnel record.