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Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014

Honda expects UK base to be ready by June

Honda is expecting their UK base to be up and running by June this year. The Japanese manufacturer is returning to the sport as a power unit supplier to McLaren, rekindling the partnership which reaped success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Honda revealed that last month they moved their motor sports development base within Japan to further strengthen its development organization for F1 and other races. Honda also announced that the installation of the dynamo and assembly facilities at their UK base in […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Newey concedes Red Bull could be reliant on Renault

Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey has conceded that Red Bull could be reliant on Renault producing a strong power unit if they are to win a fifth successive championship in 2014. The current 2.4 litre V8 engines, of which Renault has powered Red Bull since the start of 2007, will be replaced by 1.6 litre V6 turbos, which includes the new energy recovery system. Newey admits that Red Bull may be reliant on their French partners, rather than the pure aerodynamic advantage that Red […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vettel: Relationship with Webber not lacking in respect

Sebastian Vettel says he has 'enormous respect' for outgoing Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber and reckons that the gap between them is closer than many people think. Vettel, who has won 11 races this season and secured his fourth world championship in India, has had on track battles with Webber, most notably in Turkey three years ago and in Malaysia earlier in 2013. "We always shared respect especially on the track when we were fighting each other," Vettel said at a press conference at Red […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Horner hails Vettel and Red Bull

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has hailed Sebastian Vettel after he clinched his fourth successive world title at the Indian Grand Prix. Vettel secured his 10th win of 2013 to claim his fourth world championship after just 117 races in Formula 1. "To achieve four double World Championships is the culmination of an enormous amount of dedication and commitment from the whole team, he said. "For Sebastian to have joined the illustrious names of [Juan Manuel] Fangio, [Alain] Prost and [Michael] Schumacher is an […]

Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Newey: Vettel an all-time great

Red Bull Racing chief technical officer has paid tribute to Sebastian Vettel after he and the team secured their fourth successive title at the Indian Grand Prix. Newey joined Red Bull at the start of 2006 and has been instrumental in their success across the past few seasons. Newey believes that Vettel's fourth title elevates him among the greats of Formula 1. "It’s difficult to verbalise what these Championships mean to be honest," he said. "Coming into the weekend we knew we had a good […]

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013

McLaren signs Peter Prodromou from Red Bull

McLaren has confirmed that Peter Prodromou, currently head of aerodynamics at Red Bull, will return to the team. Prodromou worked for McLaren between 2000 and 2005 before joining Red Bull in 2006. Prodromou has been a key part of the team behind Red Bull's domination of Formula 1, with the Milton Keynes based team set to wrap up a fourth successive world title this month. It is unclear when Prodromou will be allowed to start work at McLaren. "It is for Red Bull to talk […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Red Bull 'getting better' over years admits Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has admitted Red Bull is getting better as a team as it accrues more experience and titles. Together with the German, the Milton-Keynes based outfit has collected every drivers' and constructors' title on offer since 2010. "The team has got better and better over the years," reigning triple world champion Vettel told the Austrian magazine Sportwoche. "There are less mistakes now, and more confidence." The 26-year-old appears to be cruising to yet another championship in 2013, but he is not counting his chickens […]

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ricciardo: Red Bull decision came after Belgium

Daniel Ricciardo has revealed that he was only informed of his 2014 seat at Red Bull on the Wednesday after the Belgian Grand Prix. Ricciardo, 24, was unveiled as Mark Webber's successor on Monday and dismissed speculation that the deal had been concluded several weeks previously. "I think it’s a bit of a relief now that there’s no more speculation and no more dodging questions and all the rest of it," said Ricciardo. "Everyone knows what’s happening, including me. It’s nice. It’s something to look […]

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013

Behind the scenes at Red Bull Racing

We had a little look around Red Bull Racing HQ in Milton Keynes...

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Buemi the key to Red Bull's Monaco turnaround

Test driver Sebastien Buemi was the key to Red Bull's turnaround on the streets of Monaco, it has emerged. On Thursday in the Principality, the RB9 did not look like a competitive car. "We were one second too slow," Dr Helmut Marko told Servus TV. But by Saturday, Sebastian Vettel was disappointed to have just missed pole position. Marko said Buemi, Red Bull's Swiss test driver, had turned no fewer than 400 laps in the simulator at Milton-Keynes, seeking a solution. Buemi then headed to […]

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013

Handyman Vettel ready to challenge for fourth title

Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel is ready to pack in the home improvements and return to track action

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013

Horner: 'Fierce determination' to retain championships

Red Bull has a fierce determination to keep hold of both championships, according to team principal Christian Horner. The Milton Keynes based team has claimed the previous three world titles. "The 2012 season was tough and long, but our success was testimony to all the hard work and dedication in the factory," said Horner. "We’re fortunate that we’ve been able to maintain continuity within our group. This is the fifth year that this driver pairing has been together. We’ve got continuity throughout all of the […]