An image of a Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car in Supercars team Triple Eight’s Brisbane workshop has created plenty of online intrigue!
The team shared the above picture on social media on Thursday featuring what appears to be a 2020 Max Verstappen F1 car parked with its Holden Commodore ZBs.
V8 Sleuth can confirm it is a promotional showcar which made a brief visit to the workshop this week for filming purposes and has already moved on.
The Red Bull Ampol Racing social channels are expected to post more content from the filming in the coming weeks.
Red Bull has been the primary sponsor of Triple Eight’s Supercars team since 2013, resulting in various crossovers between the F1 outfit and the Australian outpost.
Last year Verstappen made a cameo appearance in Supercars’ All Stars Eseries driving a third virtual Red Bull Commodore.
Verstappen had a passenger ride in Jamie Whincup’s actual Supercar at Albert Park in 2019, while Daniel Ricciardo’s time with Red Bull included driving Triple Eight’s Sandman ride car.
Triple Eight’s previous title sponsor Vodafone also had a connection to F1 as the then title partner of McLaren, leading to two famous car swaps.
That involved Whincup cutting laps in a McLaren F1 car at Albert Park in 2010 and Craig Lowndes doing likewise at Bathurst a year later, where Jenson Button drove a V8.
Whincup is in action this weekend with Triple Eight’s GT team at Phillip Island, subbing for Shane van Gisbergen who continues to recover from a broken collarbone.
Van Gisbergen sustained the injury in a mountain biking accident last Saturday and said on Thursday he is “doing what I can to hopefully be racing at Sandown” on March 20-21.