Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya is all excited to meet former British Formula One racing driver David Coulthard at the ongoing Infiniti Red Bull F1 India Showrun in Hyderabad.
For the first time ever, a Formula One Showrun is held in Hyderabad. Famous F1 racer David Coulthard, who is a part of the race in the city, drove a car on the tank bund at the Hussain Sagar Lake. Thousands of F1 lovers thronged the place to get glimpses of the race. Chaitanya's father Akkineni Nagarjuna was also present there to witness the race.
Naga Chaitanya is a diehard fan of racing and David Coulthard is his childhood racing hero. He is all thrilled to meet the F1 racer. "I've no clue what I am going to talk to him... It's a surreal moment for me. I'm a huge fan of Formula One racing," The Times of India quoted the actor as saying.
"When I was young, I used to get only one hour to watch TV and I remember pleading with my mother to let me watch the F1 races every alternate Sunday. And I still remember the intense rivalry between Mika Hakkinen and Michael Schumacher!" Chaitanya says, adding, "Watching Schumacher on the race track in Italy was one of the best moments of my life," Naga Chaitanya added.
Naga Chaitanya recently drove a real F1 car during the shooting of a promo video for the Red Bull F1 India Showrun. The driving the F1 car was a big thrill for the actor. "It's a dream come true to shoot in an F1 car. I was thrilled that I got such an opportunity, which is incredibly rare. Unfortunately, I couldn't take a spin," Naga told TOI.
Soon after shooting the promo Red Bull F1 India Showrun, Naga Chaitanya took to his Twitter page on 2 April and shared a couple of photos featuring him driving the F1 car. He also wrote, "Dreams do come true:-) shooting a promo video for @redbullracing..What a day! Huge shout out to Manik @Racetechindia."