Video: Red Bull F1 Racing Puck Off

Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen swapped their race boots for ice skates to take on the Red Bull Racing PUCK OFF challenge at the Red Bull Akademie in Salzburg. Joined by Team Principal Christian Horner as the referee, and F1 broadcast media as their team mates, ‘Team Daniel’ squared up against ‘Team Max’ in a winner takes all ice hockey showdown!

Daniel commented “You know, I’ve never played ice hockey before and I’ve ice skated probably twice when I was maybe ten years old. We had a rink in Perth and I think I went on a school excursion. So I haven’t done it for the best part of 18 years and never with a stick and a puck. It was fun. I honestly really, really enjoyed it and by the end, when they blew the whistle I was sweating but I was sad. I wanted to keep playing."

“I’m not going to rate myself – but it’s OK. Above average, I guess," Max smiled as he spoke about his ice hockey skills. “It’s been a great activity. I think as a Dutch guy it’s always good to be on the ice, so I definitely enjoyed it. I was playing a bit when I was ten years old, I played it for a few months. As a Dutch guy, you do it more often, of course."
Max was also impressed with the Akademie itself adding “It’s great to be here. The whole Red Bull Akademie looks very impressive. It’s the first time I’ve been here but I would like to come back and play first of all a bit of football and then, when you’re warm, you go on the ice rink."

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