Lowdown On The Low Car
A car from Red Bull Racing’s overcrowded parking area was found to be “too low” during a random inspection Tuesday afternoon. Don’t sweat it, though. No points were taken away in the owner standings.
We just wanted to find out who drives that low-to-the-ground, soft-red Mazda Miata that snuggles tightly underneath the car-carrying transporter out back. While most team employees are jockeying for a parking spot as hard as Brian and AJ do for position, Drew Nabb — an engineer here — has found a home for his ride.
From a distance, Drew’s car appears to be some type of full-bodied go-kart. A closer look reveals that Drew’s Miata — with plates reading “AUTO X” — has a one-inch clearance under the transporter. The space underneath only accommodates 44.5 inches, so you do the math.
“Parking is so tight around here,” Drew said, “that spot is always guaranteed.”
Thanks, Drew, for raising awareness on conservative parking. If only we could all get the gas mileage of a Miata.