Current Red Bull Racing

Red Bull Racing

FIA Entry: Red Bull Racing Renault
Car 1: Sebastien Vettel
Car 2: Mark Webber
Engine: Renault V8
Team Owner: Dietrich Mateschitz
Team Principal: Christian Horner
Chief Technical: Office Adrian Newey
Chief Designer: Rob Marshall
Race Engineer Car 1: Guillaume “Rocky” Rocquelin
Race Engineer Car 2: Ciaron Pilbeam

Stats as of end 2010

First Entered 2005
Races Entered 107
Race Wins 15
Pole Positions 20
Fastest Laps 12
Driver World Championships 1
Constructor World Championships 1

Team History

Before Red Bull

In 1997 Paul Stewart, aided by his father Jackie and the Ford Motor Company, made the leap from F3000 to F1 as an entrant. Jonny Herbert won 1 race for the Stewart team before it was sold off to Ford who re-branded the cars as Jaguar.

Ford stuck with it through thick and thin (mainly thin) through to the end of 2004 before selling the team to Dietrich Mateschitz, who owns the Red Bull drinks brand, for $1 on the understanding he invested $400 million over 3 years

Red Bull Racing

With Christian Horner installed as team principal, McLaren refugee David Coulthard and Christian Klien as the drivers Red Bull went racing. Their first season was certainly more successful than Jaguar had managed, even with the same Cosworth power plant, with Coulthard managing a 4th place at the European Grand Prix and the team finishing 7th in the Constructors Championship.

Adrian Newey joined from McLaren as chief designer for 2006 and Red Bull swapped to Ferrari engines. Coulthard managed a podium at his "home" race in Monaco prompting Christian Horner to jump naked, other than wearing a red cape, into a swimming pool.

Christian Klien, who shared the car with Vitantonio Liuzzi in 2005 and Robert Doornbos in 2006, departed the team for 2007 and was replaced by Mark Webber. The RB3 was the first full "Newey" car and was coupled with a Renault motor. The car was very unreliable, suffering from a variety of different problems but Webber managed a podium at the European Grand Prix and the team finished 5th in the WCC.

Retaining the same engine and drivers for 2008 Red Bull slipped back to 7th in the WCC and again only managed a single podium, for Coulthard in Canada, but the reliability issues which plagued the car the previous season were mainly resolved.

2009 was Red Bull's break through year. With Coulthard having retired Webber was joined by Red Bull junior driver Sebastien Vettel. The new rules allowed Newey to design a car which challenged for both the Drivers and Constructors Championship. Webber won 2 races, Vettel 4 and the team climbed to 2nd in WCC taking 3 pole positions en-route.

In 2010 Red Bull justified Mateschitz's investment winning the Constructors title and Vettel the Drivers Championship. They won 9 races through the season, 5 for Vettel and 4 for Webber and took 10 poles. Webber led the title race for much of the season but it was the 23 year old Vettel who stole the title in the last race of the season and became the youngest Champion as a result.

2011 sees the team retain the same driver line up as 2010 and continue with Renault engine power in the new RB7 car.
 

Dartman

Pole Sitter
I can't think in metric distance I know that 30mph is 44ft/sec and I can estimate 100yards therefore in a 30mph limit I can judge whether or not I have time to cross the road using lamposts as a distance guide, should I use metric I may well end up in hospital, GMT or BST does not help or hinder the equationLOL
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
The whole of China works on a single time zone despite stretching across at least 3, maybe 4. Not sure why but I'm sure the Chinese have a good reason.

Anywho, what the feck does any of this have to do with Red Bull? Are we running a sweep on how many engines the team will get through in 2019?
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Helmut has ran his mouth saying Red Bull will be front runners and Max will be champ and Mclaren at the back
- Note hardly endorsing Gasly is it with such statement and a swipe at Mclaren/Renault for different reasons
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Whilst Red Bull are talking up their chances ... no one noticed that Gasly crashing the car meant on Friday they did not do proper running for Verstappen
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
So now it is a car problem: Red Bull must quickly improve car says Verstappen

"We have more questions for the chassis than for the Honda engines," admitted team boss Christian Horner.

It was my impression from their repeated angry public pronouncements over the last few years that the car was damn near perfect and their only problem was the engine (Renault). Suddenly the engine is near perfect and their car is the problem? If the engine is so damn good, why isn't Toro Rosso ahead of Renault and McLaren-Renault.

Red BS.
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
I actually think they are telling the truth here. Aero has been reduced and having the best aero package was always why they were as quick as they so it makes sense they suddenly have less speed.

Honda are doing a decent job of getting up to speed and seen more reliable than the Renault's already.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
I actually think they are telling the truth here. Aero has been reduced and having the best aero package was always why they were as quick as they so it makes sense they suddenly have less speed.

Honda are doing a decent job of getting up to speed and seen more reliable than the Renault's already.

Well, they do look a little lost compared to last year, but then so does Toro Rosso. Are they both struggling with aero?
 

RasputinLives

Leave me alone I'm on Smoko
Contributor
I think Toro Rosso are in the exact same place as they were last year it's just the midfield has closed up and some have gone past them. They had Honda power last year anyways.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
I think Toro Rosso are in the exact same place as they were last year it's just the midfield has closed up and some have gone past them. They had Honda power last year anyways.
Yes but the engine is supposed to be (much) better than last year. This should show up in Toro Rosso’s results.
 

Ruslan

Podium Finisher
Unless everyone around them has improved too. Quite good evidence for that.
We’ll have to see. It is only two races into the season, but I am not sure that Red Bull is as competive this year against Mercedes and Ferrari as they were last season...and Toro Rosso looks to have fallen behind Renault and Mclaren-Renault.
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
Contributor
Ever since Max came on board there have been rumours aplenty that he is less than stellar at chassis setup. The rumours also said that DR excelled at this so, when Max had really screwed things up, the team would put DRs setup on Max's car to correct things. They don't have that option anymore
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
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