Red Bull Racing


Red Bull Racing

Base: Milton Keynes, UK
Team Principal: Christian Horner
Technical Chief: Adrian Newey
Drivers: S Vettel
M Webber
Chassis: RB8
Engine: Renault
Tyres: Pirelli
First Season: 2005
World Championships: 2
Highest race finish: 1st (x29)
Pole Positions: 42
Fastest Laps: 24

2011 Results

GP Pts. Total
Australia 30 35
Malaysia 12 72
China 22 105
Turkey 37 148
Spain 8 185
Monaco 37 222
Canada 18 255
Europe 12 295
Great Britain * *

Team History

No niggles this year, with Vettel taking the win for every round except Canada following an un-forced error in the wet. So he does have weaknesses. Webber not able to make the same machinery perform quite as well.
Surely set for the Contructors and Drivers’ Championships, unless the banning of the hot blown diffuser really is the source of the dominance.
The RB6 is without doubt the fastest car on the grid, but reliability niggles, some unfavourable weather and odd driver errors mean the team only move ahead in standings mid-season. A constantly improving car sees them ultimately take both titles, despite a refusal to impose team orders on Webber & Vettel which could so easily have lost them both.
The Adrian Newey magic is beginning to be seen in the quick RB5, and great drives by Vettel & Webber propel Red Bull into the big time. Vettel scores their first pole and victory in China. Five more wins follow as team dominate the latter part of season, finishing runner-up in both championships as Brawn’s only genuine rivals.
Despite a near identical chassis, the Renault-powered RB4 is increasingly overshadowed by its Ferrari-powered Toro Rosso sibling. David Coulthard’s third in Canada proves to be the team’s best result as they drop from fifth to seventh overall.
A tough start with the much-anticipated Adrian Newey-penned RB3, recording at least one retirement in each of the first seven races. Mid-season updates improve pace and relieve reliability woes however. A somewhat small cause for celebration at the European Grand prix where they record their best finish with Mark Webber third and David Coulthard fifth.
The ‘difficult’ second season more difficult than  tthe first, despite Ferrari power. David Coulthard scores team’s first podium in Monaco, but overall they amass 18 points less than in ’05 and face a growing challenge from their own junior sister team, Toro Rosso.
The Austrian-owned team’s first campaign, following 2004 purchase of Jaguar squad, proves highly successful. They Amass more points in the first two races than Jaguar managed the entire previous season. They go on to finish a clear seventh in the standings and at the same time bring a sense of fun back to Formula 1 not seen since the departure of Jordan.
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