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All you need to know about Formula One's visit to Belfast this weekend

Formula One is set to come to Belfast once again.
Formula One is set to come to Belfast once again.

The Red Bull team arrive in Belfast city centre on Saturday ready as the streets prepare to reverberate with the sound of a Formula One car.

So what's it all about? Here are all the details:

What is the Red Bull Racing F1 Showrun Belfast?

This Saturday (November 3), Red Bull Racing and David Coulthard are bringing their highly anticipated F1 Showrun to the streets of Belfast. Witness the legendary, double championship-winning RB8 up close and get the chance to hear the ear-splitting roar of the engine, see the haze of tire smoke and smell the aroma of burning rubber.

The show will be a celebration of all things motorsport, with performances from motorcycle stunt rider Mattie Griffin, global drifting star Conor Shanahan and a special run by motorcyclists Jeremy McWilliams and Ryan Farquhar.

When is it on?

There will be three identical performances that will last 30 minutes each. These shows will start at 8pm, 8.30pm and 9pm approximately.

Do I need tickets?

This family event is FREE and no ticket is required

Spectators are reminded this is an alcohol-free zone.

Where can I watch the show?

The event will take place in front of Belfast City Hall. See the map below for the best viewing spots:

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Don't worry if you can't get that close - the entire run will be shown on three big viewing screens along the route (marked in blue on the map above).

What time will the event area open at?

The site will open from 7:30pm on Saturday.

The best ways to access the site are via Donegal Place, Arthur Street, Upper Arthur Street, Donegall Square East, Donegall Square West, Queen St and upper Queen St.

Is their access to the showrun for persons with disability?

Of course. There are two viewings spots. You will be able to access the showrun via Arthur St at the junction with the Northside Chichester Street OR adjacent to west side city hall, access via Donegal West

However, there is limited space so it is recommended arriving at 7.30pm on the dot.

Can I see the car during the day?

The Red Bull Racing F1 Car and its garage will be on display in front of City Hall on during the day between 12pm and 5pm

We expect this to be really busy, so please leave enough time to queue!

Will there be road restrictions?

All traffic will be redirected from the event route between 6pm and 11pm on the day.

Will there be toilet facilities at the site?

In addition to the Belfast city centre public toilets, there will be some extra toilets positioned at Fountain Lane and Donegall Square West.

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