Typically, a scrum in rugby is when two clubs clash head-to-head, battling for position to determine possession of the ball. However, Red Bull Racing confronted the Bath Rugby club with a one-of-kind scrum challenge.
Eight men from the club were pitted against the power of a 2012 Formula 1 RB8 race car, driven by three-time F1 race winner Daniel Ricciardo. Of course, the players did not take the challenge lightly, as the RB8 is a Championship-winning, 800 bhp vehicle capable of reaching speeds of over 300 kph.
The RB8 was rigged with a specialty scrum machine on its front, allowing for the simulation of a traditional rugby scrum as players squared off against the vehicle and Ricciardo.
The results? An epic match up of man-versus-machine and a unique clash between two different sports.
Red Bull and Ricciardo Teamed Up to Take on Bath Rugby Club in ‘F1 Scrum’
Niko Pajkovic — April 2, 2016 — Marketing