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.
 

Il_leone

World Champion
So if Porsche enter F1 in 2026, at least we have an end date for Verstappen's consecutive run of WDCs.. 4 in a row from 22 to 25 and then it will be someone else's turn.
Let's see if he sulks then

The buy in by Porsche is interesting though as I thought they just want to supply engines
 

Il_leone

World Champion
Last time Porsche were in F1 it was a major disaster with Arrows back in 1991

The engine was seriously overweight weighing 210kg instead of 145kg and kacked power such that it was dropped for the Cosworth engine

Porsche only real success was because Mclaren were willing to fund the engine building so that is why they need Red Bull this time to get it right for them
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
So we had the engine rules freeze as Honda were pulling out of F1 and it would have been "unfair" on Red Bull to take on responsibility for developing as well as building it's "own" power units. And no Honda have announced that they will still be working with Red Bull on their engines until 2025.


Anyone else feel like Red Bull are deliberately twisting the regulations to ensure have an advantage? I cannot believe that FIA and FOM can continually be taken in by this bunch of shysters. And they then have the brass neck to claim that the rules on cars porpoising should not be introduced.

This sport really is broken isn't it.
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
Time for Andre Lotterer to make his F1 comeback.
i remember his 1 & only race in F1 when he was stupidly saying that his LMP1 was quicker. when of course it was as he was driving the worst car on the grid 5-6 seconds of Mercedes. but its hardly fair comparison. although his reputation in Formula E is hardly a good one

Anyone else feel like Red Bull are deliberately twisting the regulations to ensure have an advantage? I cannot believe that FIA and FOM can continually be taken in by this bunch of shysters
well its horner & red bull all over consistently complaining about things that are against him. its the same attitude that had culpability in the Abu Dhabi. old habits die hard & he couldnt wait to start pestering Michael Masi to do everything in his power to have it restarted under green & without looking suggest the idea that was the deathknell of his FIA career.
 

Il_leone

World Champion
So we had the engine rules freeze as Honda were pulling out of F1 and it would have been "unfair" on Red Bull to take on responsibility for developing as well as building it's "own" power units. And no Honda have announced that they will still be working with Red Bull on their engines until 2025.


Anyone else feel like Red Bull are deliberately twisting the regulations to ensure have an advantage? I cannot believe that FIA and FOM can continually be taken in by this bunch of shysters. And they then have the brass neck to claim that the rules on cars porpoising should not be introduced.

This sport really is broken isn't it.
Yes quite convenient that they dont want a Renault engine when the rules stipulate they must because they don't want to be partnered with Mercedes or Ferrari . Either Honda will come back in F1 by 2026 or Porsche will takeover..which could leave Honda looking for another team.....Mclaren or Williams?
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
This sport really is broken isn't
Yes, yes it is.

I watched Le Mans 66 last weekend and while they twisted the story a little, it does highlight how bad things have got.

It left one massive question in my mind.

What is the point of motorsport these days?
 

Dartman

Pole Sitter
Yes, yes it is.

I watched Le Mans 66 last weekend and while they twisted the story a little, it does highlight how bad things have got.

It left one massive question in my mind.

What is the point of motorsport these days?
Whilst I knew the GT40 was product of Boreham Wood I didn't realise the input in the US in installing the 7litre lump was also engineered by a Brit, it seems to have been overshadowed by the Shelby myth, but his company was renowned for using UK chassis and bodies, indications on the film seem attribute the Cobra to Ken Miles.
They were bending rule interpretation back then with the complete suspension disc module change, yes legal but not within the spirit, that's what happens with big bucks involvement, the end result justifies the means no matter who gets trampled, but there again Ferrari ruled even back then.
 
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