Max Verstappen pilots a Red Bull Racing F1 car in the Austrian alpsEnlarge Photo
A couple of weeks ago, Formula One driver Max Verstappen took to the snow-covered Austrian Alps in a Red Bull Racing F1 car as part of a promotional stunt. The stunt involved the Dutch youngster driving the car from the 2011 season up and down a ski course in Kitzbuhel in front of a large audience.
While fans around the world were certainly entertained, some of the locals weren’t so pleased with the stunt. Local newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung (via GMM) reports that local authorities are looking to fine Verstappen and Red Bull for the stunt as proper approval wasn’t granted.
Allegedly, the stunt organizers needed approval for driving of vehicles on the slopes outside the normal routes or fenced areas because of the potential to cause damage to natural state of the area. The fines could top 30,000 euros (approximately $32,450).