After years of waiting the missing 22 km of highway linking Austrian capital Vienna with Slovakian border and Slovakian capital Bratislava – the A6 highway – will be officially opened this month.
The Slovak media brought information that the first one to drive on the highway will be David Coulthard in his Red Bull Formula 1 car. The grand opening show should be held on November 18, 2007, a day ahead of the officila opening of the new highway. As a part of the program Coulthard is expected to drive his Red Bull at speeds around 320km/h. That would probably be the highest speed ever recorded on Austrian highways. Even Milan Baros and his Ferrari Spider would not be able to match that.
Earlier this year, in June, David Coulthard opened the highway tunnel in Bratislava. You may check these 2 older posts for more info and some videos from that event.
If will be around the Austrian -Slovakian broder on November 18, 2007 go and see DC in action.