Vettel and Ricciardo bring F1 to the streets of Austin (VIDEO)

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The Formula 1 weekend kicked off in style in Austin on Wednesday as Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel took to the city streets in the 2011 championship winning car in front of hundreds of fans.

Heading along Congress Avenue, Vettel and Ricciardo both put on a show behind the wheel of the RB7 car that took Vettel to his second world championship.

Red Bull also rigged up one of the old V8 engines to perform the US national anthem, which you can listen/watch in the video below.

Vettel also performed some donuts using his F1 racer before taking a few lucky fans for a ride in the Infiniti Q50 prototype car that he has helped to design. Check out all of the pictures from the event below.

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INDYCAR: How to watch the Bommarito 500

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The NTT IndyCar Series is racing just outside of St. Louis this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway Gateway.

The last oval race of the season, tonight’s  Bommarito Auto Motive Group promises to bring plenty of high-speed, high-stakes racing action under the lights.

Series point leader Josef Newgarden will start tonight’s race from the pole position, with Sebastian Bourdais starting alongside him in row one.

By winning the pole, Newgarden gained an additional championship point, which extends his lead over Alexander Rossi to 36 points.

Rossi start’s tonight’s race from the 11th position after an uncharacteristically poor qualifying run for the No. 27 team, while Simon Pagenaud (third in the standings, 41 points behind) will start from the fourth position and Scott Dixon (fourth in the standings, 53 points behind) will start from eighth.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

Saturday 8/24, 4:20 p.m. ET, Indy Lights race, NBC Sports Gold 

Saturday 8/24, 8 p.m. ET, Bommarito Automotive Group 500, NBCSN and streaming live 

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