42 Facts About Red Bull Racing


The Red Bull Racing team has been managed by Christian Horner since its formation in 2005.

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Red Bull had Cosworth engines in 2005 and Ferrari engines in 2006.

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Red Bull Racing was not the start of Red Bull's involvement in Formula One, as they sponsored Sauber from 1995 to 2004.

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Red Bull Racing used Cosworth engines in its maiden year due to the ease of continuing with the engine Jaguar Racing used.

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Red Bull was a consistent point and occasional podium challenger for most of their debut season.

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Red Bull Racing continued to use Michelin tyres, rather than the Bridgestones used by Ferrari.

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On 8 November 2005, Red Bull Racing hired Adrian Newey, the highly successful McLaren technical director.

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In early testing Red Bull was plagued with cooling problems and overheating of car components.

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Red Bull Racing ended up jumping into the pool wearing only a red cape.

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Red Bull Racing further strengthened their technical department by hiring Geoff Willis as Technical Director on 17 July 2007.

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Red Bull continued with the same drivers in 2008 and had numbers 9 and 10 on their cars after finishing 5th in the 2007 Constructors' Championship.

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Red Bull presented the RB4 at the Jerez circuit on 16 January and announced that Sebastien Buemi would be their test and reserve driver for 2008 combining it with his GP2 drive with the Arden International GP2 team.

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Red Bull Racing pitted to get a new one, and finished ninth, scoring two points.

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Red Bull Racing criticised Ferrari for not letting their drivers race each other.

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Red Bull Racing was second behind Webber, who started second and was then given a drive-through penalty for exceeding the ten-car maximum distance between himself and the safety car.

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Red Bull Racing subsequently received a drive-through penalty for his action and suffered a rear tyre puncture while attempting to overtake Vitantonio Liuzzi, finishing 15th.

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Red Bull had suffered their first double retirement since the 2008 Australian Grand Prix and as a result, Webber lost his championship lead and Vettel's engine failure prevented him from leading the championship for the first time in 2010, but the team still led the Constructors' Championship.

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In doing so Red Bull became the first Austrian team to win the Formula One Constructors' Championship.

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Red Bull finished the year with a total of 9 Grand Prix victories with five going to Sebastian Vettel and four going to Mark Webber.

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Red Bull claimed a total of 15 pole positions with 10 going to Vettel and five going to Webber.

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Red Bull Racing was officially promoted to Renault's full-works partnership status, receiving free engines as Renault's full-works constructor team was rebranded to Lotus Renault GP.

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Infiniti Red Bull continued with drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber for the fifth consecutive season.

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Infiniti Red Bull failed to give the FIA a 1-litre fuel sample, therefore, placing Webber at the back of the grid.

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Infiniti Red Bull started the season with reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo who replaced Mark Webber after he had announced in 2013 that he would be moving to Porsche in the World Endurance Championship for 2014.

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Red Bull Racing was replaced by Daniil Kvyat for 2015, who had spent a single season with the junior Toro Rosso team.

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At the Chinese Grand Prix, Red Bull recorded their first podium of the season with Daniil Kvyat finishing third behind Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.

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Red Bull would go on to collect podium finishes with Max Verstappen in Austria and Silverstone, with Daniel Ricciardo in Monaco, Budapest and in Singapore, with both Verstappen and Ricciardo being on the podium in Germany and Malaysia.

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Red Bull Racing then gained an incredible 11 places in the closing 16 laps finishing on the podium in third.

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Red Bull Racing finished 2nd in the Constructors' Championship that year, with Daniel Ricciardo taking 3rd in the Drivers' Championship.

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In 2017, Red Bull Racing retained their 2016 driver line-up and continued using TAG Heuer-branded Renault engines.

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Red Bull Racing was involved in three first-lap collisions that ended in retirement.

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At the Monaco Grand Prix Red Bull had a dominant car due to its highly efficient high down-force setup.

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At the Monaco Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing took the lead of the Constructors' Championship for the first time since the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix as a result of another Verstappen win and a poor result for Mercedes.

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At Silverstone, Red Bull was beaten in Friday qualifying but Verstappen won the sprint on Saturday to claim a 4th consecutive pole position.

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In Hungary, both Red Bulls suffered severe damage in a first-lap accident triggered by Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.

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Red Bull Racing secured his first world title and a first championship for the team since 2013 with a last lap overtake on Hamilton.

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On 10 October 2022, the FIA announced that Red Bull were one of two teams who had breached the 2021 Financial Regulations applicable during the season, with Red Bull committing what was described as "a Procedural Breach and a Minor Financial Overspend ".

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Red Bull has been very vocal about wanting to make Formula One 'fun' again.

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Red Bull Technology, previously Red Bull Racing Holdings, is the parent company of Red Bull Racing set up to design, engineer, and build the cars for its Formula One team, and previously its sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso.

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Red Bull Technology supplied Scuderia Toro Rosso, later Scuderia AlphaTauri as their gearbox partner from 2006 to present and KERS supplier from 2011 to 2013.

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Red Bull Racing is based in the United Kingdom, in a dedicated facility, adjacent to the Red Bull Racing Formula One facilities.

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Red Bull X2010, originally named Red Bull X1, is a fictional car featured in the video games Assetto Corsa, Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo 6 and Gran Turismo Sport.

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