ASTON Martin Red Bull Racing took pole position in Newry today (Sunday) as their Formula One car arrived in the city as part of the City of Merchants Festival.
Large crowds were gathering in the city centre to see the car well before the event was due to start at 2pm.
Many families were there, getting photos with the car and listening to the roar of the engine fire ups. There was free family entertainment for everyone to enjoy too.
The car had been brought to the city thanks to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's partnership with First Derivatives, who have opened their new office in Marcus Square.
Red Bull Racing use as the Newry firm as a team supplier for the use of its Kx technology to analyse sensor data.
The event was held in partnership with Newry BID and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.
There will be more pictures from the City of Merchants inside Tuesday's edition of the Newry Democrat.