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Vettel and Webber celebrate with Milton Keynes home run 12 Dec 2011

Red Bull's Home Run event, Milton Keynes, UK, 10 December 2011 Sebastian Vettel in action at Red Bull's Home Run event, Milton Keynes, UK, 10 December Mark Webber in action at Red Bull's Home Run event, Milton Keynes, UK, 10 December 2011 Red Bull's Home Run event, Milton Keynes, UK, 10 December 2011 Mark Webber in action at Red Bull's Home Run event, Milton Keynes, UK, 10 December

Red Bull's world champion Sebastian Vettel, team mate Mark Webber, team principal Christian Horner and chief technical officer Adrian Newey all attended a celebration show run event in the team’s UK home of Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Around 60,000 spectators turned out to see Vettel and Webber, fresh from the FIA Awards in India, drive their cars on the city’s streets.

“It’s great to be here in Milton Keynes which is where the cars are built and everyone from the factory works,” said Vettel. “It’s nice to say thank you and to see all the fans from the area. It was good fun; we did some donuts and enjoyed ourselves out there. Thanks to all the fans that came today, we wanted to put on a great show, so I hope they enjoyed it. It’s a great way to finish the season.”

Webber added: “It was something special to drive the car in Milton Keynes today in front of all the fans. The location was close to the factory and I live pretty locally too, so it was nice to give something back to the community.

"I know some of the roundabouts on the course from driving my road car, so it was something different to drive them in an F1 car! It was a nice atmosphere, the sun was shining and it was good for everyone to get close to the cars. It’s a great thing that Red Bull has done to say thank you to the fans.”

The duo were joined by David Coulthard, who drove a NASCAR, Red Bull stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer and BBC television Formula One presenter Jake Humphrey. Coulthard and Humphrey spent time interviewing the drivers and team management as the crowd waved either Vettel ‘fingers’ or Webber ‘kangaroos’, which had been provided by Red Bull.

“To run an F1 car through the middle of Milton Keynes was fantastic, so many of our workforce are local and it’s great to see so many fans here,” concluded Horner. “It’s flattering to have so many people turn out to celebrate what we have achieved. Without the fans, there’s no Formula One and no Red Bull, so it’s good to give something back and celebrate our double World Championship like this.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Milton Keynes Council for what they have done for us. Closing the middle of the city on one if their busiest shopping days is highly appreciated, so a huge thank you to them for all their efforts.”

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