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Coulthard smokes 'em over Bosphorus

Published Jul 18, 2005

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Istanbul, Turkey - David Coulthard drove his Red Bull Formula 1 race car across the Bosphorus Bridge here on Sunday to promote next month's first Turkish Grand Prix.

Istanbul will host the14th race of the 2005 F1 World championship on August 21.

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Traffic across the bridge was halted while Coulthard drove from Europe to Asia by crossing the usually busy bridge, complete with a 360-degree spin.

The car's engine briefly caught fire but the flames were quickly extinguished; crew members said the fire occurred because the engine wasn't allowed to reach its normal operating speed. - Sapa-AP

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