Red Bull/Coulthard F1 demo called off

David Coulthard will not be driving a Formula One car on the streets of 2012 US grand prix host city Austin this weekend.

The 13-time F1 race winner was set to drive the Red Bull show car pending the approval of a city filming permit.

“Due to feasibility, a formal Formula One show car demonstration that is open to the public will not be executed this week,” the energy drink company said in a statement.

Red Bull, whose F1 show car is already in the US, added that it is “excited about the upcoming US grand prix … and eager to drive awareness of the race and the sport in general to a broad audience”.