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WATCH: Red Bull and AlphaTauri celebrate F1’s return to Turkey with stunning Istanbul demo run

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Formula 1 returns to Turkey this weekend, and to celebrate Red Bull and sister squad AlphaTauri staged a very special demo run around Istanbul and across the city's iconic, continent-spanning Bosphorus Bridge.

At the wheel were Alex Albon and Pierre Gasly, the duo running identical RB7s, liveried in their respective team colours.

Following a flat-out run past the Galata Bridge and along the coast of the Golden Horn, the pair screamed through the streets of historic Sultanahmet and around the beautiful Blue Mosque, before powering out to the picturesque Arnavutköy district. Heading back to the city the duo then split up, with Alex thundering through the Euroasia tunnel as Pierre headed north towards the European side of the Bosphorus Bridge.

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The duo then met in the middle of the suspension bridge, where Europe meets Asia.

“Today’s tour of the city was a great introduction to Turkey for me as I’ve never been here before,” said Albon.

“Driving on the streets is challenging but fun and it’s great to be able to drive an F1 car in places which otherwise would never be a possible. The view from the Bosphorus Bridge is amazing and to see it all from the cockpit of an F1 car was pretty mega, but I think the best bit was driving between the two continents.”

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