To celebrate his and Red Bull Racing’s triple Formula One World Championships, Sebastian Vettel took the PWR cooled RB8 for a run through the streets of Graz, Austria.

Sebastian’s blast around Graz was witnessed by a crowd of 30,000, crammed into whatever nook, cranny and townhouse they could find in the medieval city centre. As a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, a howling Renault V8 at maximum revs isn’t usually on the menu but given the city’s links to both Red Bull’s founder, Dietrich Mateschitz, and motorsports advisor Dr Helmut Marko it was the obvious place for Sebastian to cele-brate the third Formula One world Championship title.

And while the city is most closely associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger and a really big pumpkin festival, for the weekend it was Seb’s playground. Snow threatened to spoil the celebrations but held off so the youngest triple world cham-pion in the history of Formula One could get out his full bag of tricks, performing burnouts, pirouettes, accelerations and heavy, heavy braking to the cheers of the spectators. After jumping out of the car the world champion spent a couple of hours braving the bitter cold to sign autographs, including those of 200 visitors who had flown down from his home town of Hep-penheim.

After leaving Graz, Seb and the RB8 made their way to Spiel-berg and the Red Bull Ring, where the asphalt was rather more forgiving than the cobbles had been.