Formula One driver performs stunt on Dubai's Burj Al Arab helipad

Formula One driver David Coulthard has performed a heart-thumping stunt in Dubai.

The Scottish driver performed "donuts" in an Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s 750bhp Formula One car, 210 metres above sea on the helipad of Dubai's iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.

In the video, Coulthard spins the car at high speed, burning rubber and sending tyre smoke into the air, with the Arabian Gulf and Dubai's skyline in the backdrop.

"When Red Bull first suggested the idea to me I said 'why not?'," David Coulthard  said.

"I like getting involved with anything that pushes the boundaries and it's what Red Bull stands for. I think this will produce fantastic, iconic shots in an amazing town and I’m really privileged to be part of it.”

The stunt was organised by Red Bull to celebrate their winning the Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships for the fourth consecutive year in India.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix kicks off this weekend, concluding on Sunday, November 3.