Max Verstappen’s 2021 FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Championship car to be exclusively displayed at the Formula 1® Exhibition Vienna
From February 2, 2024, the Red Bull RB16B in which Max Verstappen won the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2021 and was crowned world champion for the first time will be on display.
The Formula 1® Exhibition is delighted to announce the Red Bull RB16B in which Max Verstappen won his first FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Championship in 2021, will be on display when the groundbreaking show opens at the METAStadt on February 2nd, 2024.
In the hands of Max Verstappen, the RB16B took ten Grand Prix wins and eight second places, securing Verstappen’s first and Red Bull’s first Championship since 2013 – marking the end of seven years of Mercedes dominance.
The 2021 Formula 1® season was marked by the ongoing battle between Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who went into the final in Abu Dhabi tied on points, resulting in one of the most exciting finales in the sport’s history.
In an exclusive interview for the Formula 1® Exhibition, Christian Horner, Team Principal, Oracle Red Bull Racing spoke about that incredible season: “2021 was the most epic season I can remember. There was the epic battle between Max and Lewis over nine months, a legendary contest that was almost unbeatable in terms of tension right to the end. When we arrived in Saudi for the penultimate race, you could see that there were two drivers who were going to give absolutely everything and use all their skills to win. It was the most incredible finale, that last lap where for most of the race it felt like it was slipping away from us. But strategically we were on point and made the right decisions at the right time.”
Designed by Adrian Newey and his team, RB16 was originally supposed to be used for the 2020 season – with new, significantly changed technical regulations due to come into effect for 2021. Following the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was taken by Formula 1® and the teams to defer the changes until 2022. Instead, the 2021 season saw all teams run their 2020 chassis with small but important changes – hence the RB16B.
Opening on 2nd February 2024 at the renowned METAStadt Vienna, the Formula 1® Exhibition has been officially developed in association with Formula 1® and the immersive show boasts a wide range of artefacts and contributions from the sport’s most legendary teams, experts and personalities.
Delving far beyond what fans have ever seen before, the show’s seven unique rooms use bold, technology-led design features and large-scale interactive displays to lift the lid on the past, present and future of Formula 1®.
Several years in the making, the exhibition combines spectacular audio-visual design, rare film and imagery, engineering and educational displays, sculptural pieces and iconic Grand Prix™ cars to deliver an unforgettable experience for everyone – from avid followers to younger fans and families.
Tickets can be purchased HERE
For more information, visit: f1exhibition.com/Vienna
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About Round Room Live
Round Room Live is the leading producer and promoter of exhibitions and family show entertainment, specializing in transforming both new and iconic intellectual property into engaging and thrilling live events. Round Room creates unique live experiences tailored to the distinct character of each property and produces the highest quality productions for audiences around the world.
Round Room’s Immersive and Entertainment Experiences division is currently touring: Formula 1: The Exhibition, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Mandela: The Official Exhibition, and Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free. Their current roster of touring theatrical shows includes: Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour, Blippi The Musical (2023 Olivier Award nomination for Best Family production), Peppa Pig Live, Sesame Street Live!, Nitro Circus 20th Anniversary Tour,Baby Shark Live!, and Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage.
About Pathfinder Live
Pathfinder Live is a full-service venture development and planning studio specialising in travelling exhibitions and location-based entertainments. It works with major rights holders and media owners.
About SHOW FACTORY Entertainment GmbH
SHOW FACTORY Entertainment GmbH, based in Vienna, is one of the leading players in the Austrian event industry within the Eventim network. SHOW FACTORY’s diverse portfolio ranges from Schlager, Rock and Pop to Classical Music, Musicals, Shows and Exhibitions and attracts up to 400,000 visitors annually throughout Austria.
The company focuses on the local realisation of both international and national acts. A very special highlight in the portfolio is definitely the Elisabeth concert experience in front of Schönbrunn Palace, which became established as one of the highlights of the cultural year in Vienna. With the European premiere of Harry Potter: The Exhibition in 2022, SHOW FACTORY & Semmel Concerts brought a brand new, fascinating type of live entertainment to Austria.
Semmel Concerts GmbH, which acquired SHOW FACTORY Entertainment GmbH in 2020, employs over 170 people in eight branches and has established itself amongst the top ten in the international POLLSTAR ranking. Each year, with a national and international range of topics as well as various in-house productions, the company records over 1,500 events with around 5 million visitors.
For more information, visit www.ShowFactory.at
About the METAStadt
The METAStadt is one of the most attractive locations for large events in Vienna. The area offers extensive space and is optimally reachable. The city center can be reached by public transport (bus, streetcar, S-Bahn & regional trains) in only 30 minutes. The METAStadt consists of 6 halls, which have been recently modernised and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
In the METAStadt complex, The Formula 1 Exhibition is located in the block that connects the old WAGENWerk with the METACube. With over 3.000 m2, this location offers visitors generous space to enter the world of Formula 1.
For more information, please visit www.METAStadt.at