Red Bull Racing is one of the most prominent Formula 1 teams at the moment that has its operations based at Milton Keynes in England but the license that it operates with, is Austrian, which is the home of the Red Bull Energy Drink brand. It is the sister team of the Scuderia Toro Rosso, which is another team that is owned by the beverage company that is registered as Red Bull GmbH. Over the last couple of seasons, the team is having an extended run of successes, something that has culminated into two constructors’ championships in the 2009-2010 season as well as the 2010-2011 season, which is yet to concluded, but the team is so far ahead in terms of championship points that no other team can catch it with only two races remaining. When Red Bull Racing won the constructors’ title last season, it became the first and only team so far to win the constructors’ title with an Austrian license.
Moreover, the team also boasts of the best young driver the sport has seen in many years, almost since the rise of Michael Schumacher in Sebastian Vettel. It was mainly due to championship winning efforts of Vettel that the team was able to win the constructors’ title so easily, as he went on to become the youngest world champion in Formula 1 history last season. This season also saw Vettel becoming the champion with races to spare. Along with Australian hard man Mark Webber, the team perhaps has the best driver combination on the grid and this combination of Webber and Vettel has seen the team gather 36 pole positions and 26 race victories in the last two seasons.
The origins of Red Bull Racing can be traced back to the Stewart Grand Prix, a racing team owned by Formula 1 legend Jackie Stewart who saw his team hit the tracks in 1997. But with little success over the years, he sold the team to Ford and thus was born the Jaguar Racing Team. In November 2004, a deal was reached between Red Bull GmbH and Ford Motors to sell the Jaguar team to the company which was then rebranded as Red Bull Racing. Although it was still using the Cosworth engines for that season, it would subsequently change to Ferrari engines and with a lot of research work put into the designing of chassis and their own engines, Red Bull Racing has become a force to be reckoned with.
For those who have been following the Red Bull racing team would see that their performances have been on the high.
It is a Formula One racing team that is based out of Milton Keynes in England. It is an Austrian team, one of the two teams that are owned by Red Bull, the beverage company. The other team that they own is Scuderia Toro Rosso. The team has won four consecutive titles in the Constructors’ Championship, which were in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. They are the first licensed team from Austria, who has won the title. Sebastian Vettel has been world champion quadruple times based on the company in the same years. Read more »
With F1 participants trying hard to impress their drivers the Red Bull is not to be left behind either.
Hamilton has been reviewing the aero screen feature that has been added to the new race vehicle by Red Bull. It is supposed to enhance protection. Lewis Hamilton, however, would have liked the canopy design to be otherwise.
Fitments are coming forth. Red Bull fitted the screen to Daniel Ricciardo’s vehicle RB12. The fitment happened on Thursday. The trial of the vehicles with the screen will take place when practice begins on Friday for the Russian Grand Prix. Many do feel that the halo designed by Ferrari is not as good as the Red Bull’s screen. Hamilton, however, would have liked the design to be different. He feels that the cockpit needs to have an opening like that of a fighter jet in such case. Of course, Hamilton comes from the stable of Mercedes and hence, his critical review is expected. His feelings are that, the shield is like a riot shield that distorts the overall suave look of the Formula 1 vehicle. From other angles the vehicle has a cool look and the shield made of carbon fiber is definitely impressive. However, looks wise, it is cumbersome and would probably deter a rider’s ability to get out of a crash if it occurs. Fernando would be driving the vehicle and Hamilton was concerned about the convenience that the shield would provide him. Read more »
Daniel Ricciardo has said that his Red Bull Racing team is a long way from challenging Mercedes, at least for the first half of the season with the drivability of the new Renault engine posing a very difficult challenge for the drivers.
The Australian was the only driver who managed to stand up to the duopoly of the two Mercedes cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg but he has admitted that those chances are bleak this season. He said that he tries not to have any expectations but the expectations change knowing that the Silver Arrows have two clear seconds on his car.
According to Ricciardo, the team just cannot expect to be on pole or fight for race wins at this time of the season, all things being equal. Speaking before the season opening Australian Grand Prix, the youngster said that considering how things have been for the Red Bull Racing team over the weekend, the qualifying was much better but the team still is a long way away from where they need and aspire to be. Read more »