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Coulthard drives New Jersey circuit

ESPN Staff
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David Coulthard has driven the planned New Jersey circuit as part of a Red Bull demonstration in the United States.

Coulthard has been in New Jersey displaying the Red Bull show car for a promotional video, including driving it through the Lincoln Tunnel. Coulthard revealed that he had also driven the street circuit which is scheduled to host the Grand Prix of America next year, and believes the reaction he's received from American fans proves what an appetite there is for the new races both in New Jersey and Austin, Texas.

"I'm really looking forward to seeing what the final video looks like," Coulthard said. "We've done Liberty State Park, the Lincoln Tunnel and the racetrack for next season. Bringing all those elements together, the combination of the high-speed stuff in the car combined with the tracking shots, we're going to end up with something that will be really entertaining for the fans.

"The fans are already asking me on my Twitter account when they can see the footage, so there is a lot of excitement about Formula One coming to America. Red Bull have done more than anyone to promote the fact that we're going to have not one, but two grands prix in the States. This is a big enough country, a sophisticated audience that gets the technology of Formula One and at the moment, we are delivering good racing."