Red Bull practise at Silverstone ahead of F1 restart

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VIDEO SHOWS: RED BULL DRIVER ALEX ALBION DRIVING AT SILVERSTONE, RED BULL TEAM WEARING MASKS IN GARAGE, SOUNDBITES FROM RED BULL TEAM PRINCIPAL, CHRISTIAN HORNER AND ALBION

SHOWS: SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 25, 2020) (RED BULL CONTENT POOL - NO USE ON YOUTUBE. NO NEW USES AFTER SIX MONTHS - DECEMBER 25, 2020. NO RESALES)

1. RED BULL'S ALEX ALBION DRIVING THE RB16 AT SILVERSTONE NATIONAL CIRCUIT

2. (MUTE) VARIOUS OF ALBION DRIVING THE RB16

3. RED TYRES / ALBION DRIVING

4. ALBION DRIVING PASSED A GRANDSTAND

5. (MUTE) VARIOUS OF DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWING ALBION DRIVING AROUND SILVERSTONE

6. SIGN IN RED BULL GARAGE, READING (English): "PLEASE WEAR A FACEMASK IF YOU CANNOT SOCIAL DISTANCE"

7. MEMBER OF RED BULL STAFF WEARING MASK

8. RED BULL STAFF WORKING ON THEIR LAPTOPS

9. ALBION (CENTRE), WEARING MASK WHILE TALKING TO MEMBER OF TEAM STAFF WHO'S ALSO WEARING MASK

10. RED BULL TEAM PRINCIPAL, CHRISTIAN HORNER, WEARING A MASK

11. ALBION WEARING A MASK WHILE LISTENING TO MEMBER OF TEAM

12. ENGINEERS WORKING ON CAR

13. MEMBER OF STAFF WEARING A VISOR AND MASK

14. MEMBER OF STAFF WEARING A MASK

15. ALBION PUTTING HELMET ON

16. ALBION GETTING INTO CAR

17. SIGN ON FRONT OF CAR, READING (English) "#WERACEASONE"

18. ALBION IN CAR

19. ENGINEERS WORKING ON CAR

20. ENGINEER WALKING BACKWARDS / ALBION DRIVING OUT OF GARAGE

21. VARIOUS OF PIT CREW CARRYING TYRES AHEAD OF PRACTISING A PIT STOP

22. (MUTE) VARIOUS OF PIT CREW DOING A PIT STOP AND CHANGING TYRES

23. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RED BULL TEAM PRINCIPAL, CHRISTIAN HORNER, SAYING:

"Really to get ourselves back up to speed, practising some of the basics, pit stops, procedures particularly with the new regulations with the new masks, the social distancing, just to ensure that everybody knows what's expected of them as we turn up in Austria for our first grand prix."

24. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RED BULL DRIVER, ALEX ALBION, SAYING:

"It's our filming day today, just getting used to the car again, the procedures, getting used to the new COVID protocals. It's new for all of us and obviously we all spent so long out of the car. It's just good to get back into it."

25. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RED BULL TEAM PRINCIPAL, CHRISTIAN HORNER, SAYING:

"Well it is the longest time I've been away from race track since I was at school so it's great to be back at a race track. It's great to see the cars running. It's great to see the cars running. It's exciting to be racing again and we're looking forward to starting the season in Austria next week."

26. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RED BULL DRIVER, ALEX ALBION, SAYING:

"The way we're working hasn't changed too much. I think obviously the guys at Red Bull HR have done their work and it's pretty seemless. There isn't really much difference, especially for a driver. We're really, we're used to having balaclavas and helmets on so most of our work is done driving in a seat so it's not too bad but out of it when you're in the debriefs and everything like that it's just that you're further away from everyone (LAUGHS). That's pretty much it."

27. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RED BULL TEAM PRINCIPAL, CHRISTIAN HORNER, SAYING:

"It's certainly different seeing everybody working in face masks. You lose the expressions that you sometimes can read either elation or despair in a mechanic or engineer's face but I think it's something that we'll get used to. It's important for the safety of our team, of everybody around us in Formula One so I think it's the discipline that we'll all get used to very quickly and something that will be come a new normal for the time being."

28. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RED BULL DRIVER, ALEX ALBION, SAYING:

"Obviously "We Race As One" I think seeing everything that has gone on in the last few months it's a great cause to support and to push I think, yes all the teams with it. It looks great on the car and it just shows that F1 as a community we stand by it."

24. (MUTE) VARIOUS AERIALS OF SILVERSTONE

STORY: Red Bull driver Alex Albion drove 100 kilometres at Silverstone on Thursday (June 25) as he and his team prepared for the new Formula One season.

Formula One teams will operate in bubbles within bubbles when the season starts behind closed doors in Austria next week after being stalled since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There will be no spectators, no sponsors or VIP guests wandering the paddock and limited social interaction even between team mates.

One of the biggest challenges, for the mechanics at least, could be having to wear face masks at all times in the heat and tight confines of the garage.

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner said it was different seeing everybody in masks while for Albion he didn't feel too much change as he's used to wearing a balaclava and a helmet.

Formula One will have three races on successive weekends to get the season started, with two at Spielberg's Red Bull Ring before moving on to Hungary. Others will then follow in quick succession.

Teams are limited to 80 people each, with everyone having to register a negative COVID-19 test less than four days before arriving in Austria.

Testing will then be conducted every five days, rather than the two initially mooted.

The separation means anyone who tests positive will have had limited contact with others, with tested stand-ins ready to be slotted in if needed.

Team members will also either spend their time at the track or hotel, with no going out.

Formula One is setting up a diversity and equality task force as part of a '#WeRaceAsOne' initiative to combat racism and help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One visible element will be an F1 rainbow, in the colours of all 10 teams and topped in the distinctive Ferrari red, that will appear on cars and race suits from next month's season-opener in Austria.

Albion said it was a great cause to support and that the logos also look good on the cars.

(Production: Tim Hart)