Red Bull Racing takes on Bath Rugby Scrum!

Daniel Ricciardo and Bath Rugby players pose for a group portrait after F1 Scrum shooting at Farleigh House, Bath, UK, on January 21, 2016

Red Bull Racing’s 2012 Formula 1 World Championship-winning RB8 car took part in a scrum down against Bath Rugby.

The Milton Keynes based Formula 1 team accepted the worlds first challenge set by the rugby club and using a specially-altered scrum machine the RB8 was able to push against the Bath Rugby’s first string pack, with the battle commencing at the club’s elite Farleigh House training ground.

“It’s not every day you get to do something like that,” said Bath’s Henry Thomas. “We love testing ourselves on the biggest stage but not many players can say they’ve scrummed down against a Formula One car.”

Three-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo accepted the challenge and took his position of behind the wheel of the RB8 to scrum down against the rugby players.

“I was excited about the challenge as it’s definitely something I’ve never experienced before!” said Ricciardo.

“Seeing the rugby players take their positions behind the scrum machine right in front of me was somewhat…strange. But my competitiveness kicked in, the Honey Badger took over, and I was determined to beat them!”

Video courtesy of Red Bull Racing.