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.
this is going to final race of the season because they are so evenly matched. many twists & turns to go. i will say it now these 2 will crash into each other again

maybe in suzuka. at the chicane or turn 1 ;)
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Not much hope of that - the RB is clearly the faster car.
True, for the time being.

All this appeal nonsense could be the catalyst for a Mercedes come back.

As the fictionalised version of Admiral Yamamoto says at the end of Tora, Tora, Tora:

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve."
The trouble is Red Bull especially Horner are being made to look clumsy.and stupid with anything they do at the moment...they have to deny suggesting Hamilton wanted to end Verstappen's career and they have gone after Hamilton trying to attack his integrity the perfect storm to fan the flames of hatred even racism in some.

They remind me of the school bully who has been hit back hard and now they are trying to get everyone to gang up on Hamilton to remind everyone they are in charge
Just popped Red Bull Racing into an anagram generator.

Some of my favourites are:

Bland Cruel Rig
Bland Ulcer Rig
Bang Curl Riled
Ball Cure Grind
Ban Cruller Dig
Ball Cured Grin
I wonder what is Jos Verstappen thinking right now for Max because everything has backfired on Max this weekend and his team are to blame the media have gone after them and some the questions made them get tetchy.

This is the first real sign Max is cracking a bit under pressure
Interesting development that they want to delay Dan Fallows joining Aston Martin saying he has got to serve his notice period which is 6 months because he has been assigned on a project

Fallows is insisting that they agreed his leave date to be 1st Jan 2022 so he can join Aston Martin
This has gone to court now and clearly Red Bull are worried about their secrets going to Aston Martin then possibly to Mercedes given the affiliation
Red Bull HQ on Google Earth.
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