F1 Stars Ricciardo and Tsunoda Go Head-to-Head in Mini Jet Boat Showdown

While the on-track entertainment at the Miami Grand Prix may have been a bit dull, F1 stars Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda have taken to the water to provide fans with some racing excitement. The drivers, who are used to battling it out on the road, recently jumped in Red Bull’s tiny motorboats for a head-to-race over the waves.

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F1 Drivers Race Mini Jet Boats Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda

Image: Red Bull

The boats may not provide the same torque as a Formula One car, but they still pack a punch. At 6 feet long, the micro-vessels boast a wildly impressive 294cc 28hp turbojet engine, and they don’t have any breaks. Designed by Jetstream Adventure Boats, you can pick one of these bad boys up for roughly CAD$1600 (AU$1765) to CAD$2900 (AU$3200).

The mini jet boat race between Ricciardo and Tsunoda is the first round of the new (Un)Serious Race Series. “We’ve got some big plans for races this year already but which vehicles would you like to see us race in the next round of the (Un)Serious Race Series?” Red Bull posted in the comment section. We’d personally love to see  Max Verstappen on a Vespa in Italy…

You can watch Daniel tackle his buddy into the ocean (and find out who won the race) in the video above.

F1 Drivers Race Mini Jet Boats Daniel Ricciardo

Image: Red Bull

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Sam Mangioni is an experienced content producer and the current Entertainment, Culture & Lifestyle Journalist for Man of Many. With an extensive background in digital content production and news, Sam specialises in delivering timely, accurate and witty assessments of current events. Prior to working for Man of Many, Sam spent three years at Southern Cross Austereo where he served as a Content Producer and News Reporter for the flagship Triple M Breakfast Program. The Sydney-based reporter completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University Majoring in Marketing in 2014. Sam's work has also featured in Fight News Australia.