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.
Marko and Horner should resolve any issues in the form of a boxing match in place of one of the Sprint races.

Ralf Schumacher could referee it.
i was just watching league of their own, they had he was telling the story of how they celebrated the 2021 championship with a massive party on Abu Dhabi yacht

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i would be lying if i said i didnt take pleasure from hearing horner, saying that whole red bull team had to spend christmas alone, isolating because they caught covid that night, which is least they deserved for how they behaved in closing laps of abu dhabi
Oh F1Brits_90, I am sorry that you had to watch that. There are other channels which broadcast at the same time as that programme is on, or you could have just switched it off and saved a huge amount of trauma. ;)
many horner heavy parts i fast forwarded. "shall we see how 2021 championship ended". nope, it was bad enough live. fast forward :D
on the 1 hand i hope justice prevails & whether he is guilty or innocent the correct decision is reached but on the other hand not having to see his smug contradictory face every weekend would be nice
I wonder if Horner will be suspended until.then...this could really change the team dynamics especially if Red Bull Corp control every thing...oh are Ford watching?
T'would appear he's been sending that lovely pick of him in the buff sat on an F3 car to ladies who didn't want to see it.

For those that haven't seen it.

It's his anti establishment persona that makes Red Bull hated. Wonder who they will look to replace Horner
he's only anti establishment when it suits him

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