Tag Archive: RB6

Nov 04

Adrian Newey drives RB6 and Layton House

At Silverstone Circuit, aided by former Formula One driver David Coulthard

2012-06-09_00072012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Adrian Newey (1)Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey recently had the unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of not one, but two groundbreaking Formula One cars, each penned by the designer and his engineering teams during very different eras of the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

World Series by Renault Nürburgring preview

All eyes on Germany!

World Series by Renault logoGP3 - NürburgringWhile the footballing world will be devoting its attention to the final of UEFA’s EURO 2012 tournament next Sunday, European motorsport will have eyes only for the Nürburgring and round three of the World Series by Renault. It promises to be quite a weekend too, with races taking place in all four WSR events: Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Eurocup Megane Trophy and Eurocup Clio. 

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Oct 16

Newey could be late with 2012 car debut – Marko

The dominant 2011 car, however, was on time and present for the opening test of the pre-season.

2011-10-07 - Red Bull Racing - Japan - Adrian Newey2011-10-09 - Red Bull Racing - Japan - Christian Horner - Dr Helmut MarkoDr Helmut Marko, team owner Dietrich Mateschitz’s right-hand man on F1 matters, is not sure if the 2012 car project is on schedule. Adrian Newey, the fabled designer of the winning Red Bull single seaters, has often been late to draw a line under a new car before its debut test.

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Sep 21

Vettel to receive ‘Kinky Kylie’ as title present

So what does Vettel think about his championship present?

2011-08-28 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium - Sebastian Vettel (4)2011-07-30 - Red Bull Racing - Hungary - Sebastian Vettel 4Red Bull insists the champagne is not yet on ice, but the team’s owner has already decided what present he will be giving Sebastian Vettel for winning the 2011 world championship. “The same as last year,” Dietrich Mateschitz said in an interview this week with the German news agency DPA.  “His championship-winning car.”

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Apr 10

Ferrari to run flexible front wing ‘soon’ – Costa

“For conceptual changes, there is a limit to the resources you can tie up.”

2011-04-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Malaysia - Fernando Alonso 012011-04-09 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Malaysia - Felipe Massa 01Ferrari is the first team to announce its intentions to follow Red Bull down the path of ‘flexible’ front wings. Red Bull’s rivals had hoped a new bodywork flexibility rule for 2011 would close the loophole that allowed the front wing of some cars last year – notably the title-winning RB6 but also the Ferrari – to bend towards the track. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 29

Hamilton says Red Bull wings still flexing

Vettel not as good as Mansell – Hamilton

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Sebastian Vettel2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Lewis Hamilton - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber 12011 could be set to stage a repeat of last year’s flexible front wing saga. As Red Bull dominated the pace with its ultimately title-winning RB6 in 2010, rivals pushed for better scrutineering checks after noticing the extremities of the front wing bending towards the track. “I see him (Alonso) as my Prost … if you were to say ‘choose a driver’ I would clearly choose Ayrton (Senna).  And maybe I would put him as Prost,” Hamilton told British newspapers.

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Feb 02

Vettel yet to name 2011 car

Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he is yet to think up a name for his new formula one car.

2011-02-01 - Red Bull Racing  - Sebastian Vettel - 00722011-02-01 - Red Bull Racing - 0001 - Sebastian Vettel Last year, the 23-year-old won his first title at the wheel of Randy Mandy, after the original RB6 named Luscious Liz was replaced due to damage after Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

2011 Williams to debut on 1 February – team

Williams has cleared up a round of confusion about its plans for the debut of its 2011 car.

Dean Stoneman - Williams FW 32 022010-11-13 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 03We reported earlier that the FW33 will be ready for the opening of the Valencia group test on February 1, with Rubens Barrichello at the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Williams to use interim car at first test – report

Williams will likely have an “interim car” at the test rather than the new FW33

2010-10-24 - AT&T Williams - Rubens Barrichello 032010-11-06 - AT&T Williams - Nico Hulkenberg 05Five teams are likely to have not yet launched their 2011 cars by the time of the opening pre-season group test beginning 1 February. That is the claim of Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, contradicting other reports that said Williams and Lotus will be ready with their new single seaters at Cheste’s Ricardo Tormo circuit near Valencia early next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

New Red Bull heading for 1 February debut – Marko

Red Bull is pushing hard to prepare its 2011 car for the first day of winter testing next month.

2010-07-11 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber - Dr Helmut Marko2010-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - Dr. Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel 4The energy drink company’s motor sport consultant Dr Helmut Marko confirmed world champion Sebastian Vettel’s recent claim that the RB7 is on schedule to make its track debut on 1 February at Valencia. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Montezemolo wants start time change for F1 races

Ferrari targets aero gains to catch Red Bull

Luca di Montezemolo - photo Giuseppe Carace AFP-Getty2010-10-10 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 10F1 should think about changing the race start time for grands prix, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. Most races on the annual calendar traditionally kick off in the early hours of the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

RB7 to be evolution of 2010 Red Bull – Newey

Red Bull keeping F1 engine ‘options open’ – Horner

2010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo 012010-11-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Pirelli 2Red Bull’s 2011 car will be a further evolution of the pace-setting cars of the past two seasons. This year, the championship-winning RB6 was an evolution of the similarly Adrian Newey-penned 2009 car, which although beaten to the title by Brawn was ultimately the quickest package. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Ferrari’s Alonso happy without Red Bull

New world champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted again that he sees his future in red.

Sebastian Vettel-Fernando Alonso-11-2010“No question, it is my wish and goal to drive for Ferrari one day,” the Red Bull driver told Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Ricciardo hoping Marko finds space for 2011 debut

Ricciardo told F1’s official website: “At the moment I have nothing to tell.”

2010-06-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo2010-11-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Sebastien Buemi 1Amid intense speculation about his future, Daniel Ricciardo has returned to his native Australia unsure if he is on the cusp of his formula one debut. After the 21-year-old so impressed during the young drivers test at the wheel of the title-winning RB6 in Abu Dhabi, reports have linked him with Sebastien Buemi’s seat at the Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Newey slams ‘petty’ rivals’ complaints in 2010

“It wasn’t a distraction, but it was an annoyance.”

2010-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Adrian Newey 22010-11-13 - Red Bull Racing - Adrian Newey 1Adrian Newey has nominated 2010 as the worst season in his long formula one career in terms of “petty finger pointing” from rival teams. As the Red Bull car designer’s RB6 model dominated the timesheets this year, some of the team’s championship rivals complained about alleged technical illegalities. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Ricciardo still unsure of 2011 role

“I am a member of the Red Bull junior team so my future is in their hands.”

2010-06-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel Ricciardo2010-11-16 - Red Bull Racing 0022Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he still does not know what he will be doing in 2011. The Australian, who was Red Bull’s reserve driver in 2010, this week stunned the F1 world with record-setting pace in the Abu Dhabi young driver test at the wheel of the championship winning RB6. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Report – Alguersuari eyes Red Bull test in Abu Dhabi

Alguersuari is under contract with Red Bull through 2013

2010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 32010-11-06 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari 4Jaime Alguersuari could test Red Bull’s title-winning RB6 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, the Spanish sports daily Marca reports. Currently, only the new world champion Sebastian Vettel is scheduled to drive the Renault-powered car at Yas Marina later this week, when the F1 teams will get their first taste of the new Pirelli tyres for 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Red Bull’s ‘Olympic’ spirit was right choice for title

“It’s incredible how this team won in the end in the most correct way” – Lauda

2010-11-14 - Red Bull Racing 012010-11-14 - Red Bull Racing 03Red Bull’s policy of driver equality ultimately helped Sebastian Vettel to win the 2010 drivers’ world championship. In the days and weeks leading into the Abu Dhabi finale, numerous commentators chided the team’s reluctance to make points leader Mark Webber the de facto number 1, including by switching the finishing order in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Alonso on road to title with third on final grid

“We are in a strong position”

2010-11-13 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 8Yas Marina logoFernando Alonso on Saturday night qualified third for the Abu Dhabi grand prix, but on the pitwall Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo was pumping the air in celebration. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Dan’s our man in Abu Dhabi plan (updated)

Ricciardo’s role for 2011 still unclear – Marko

2010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - 012010-06-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Junior driver Daniel Ricciardo will drive Red Bull Racing’s Championship-winning RB6 at the forthcoming young driver test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 16 November and Wednesday 17 November, 2010.

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Nov 09

No plans to leave F1 ‘for a while’ – Newey

“I’ll be at Red Bull for a while to come”

2010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 42010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Adrian NeweyAdrian Newey has revealed he has no immediate plans to step down as the designer of Red Bull’s F1 cars. Already with titles in the bag from his Williams and McLaren days, the highly respected British engineer last Sunday celebrated another win as his RB6 secured the 2010 constructors’ crown. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Relaxed Webber vows to keep pushing for title

Webber has ‘no idea’ if Red Bull to use team strategy

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 042010-06-13 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 3Whilst still a main contender for the 2010 title, Mark Webber insists his own expectations for the season have already been met. “I am totally relaxed and looking forward to the last races,” the Australian told the Swiss newspaper Blick in Sao Paulo. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Berger’s claims about Webber crash ‘ridiculous’ – boss

“It’s absurd to suggest that Mark would ever deliberately take out another driver” – Horner

2010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 62010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 3Christian Horner on Wednesday said it is “ridiculous” to suggest Mark Webber tried deliberately to take out his rivals after crashing in Sunday’s Korean grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Boullier encouraged as Kubica sets pace in Korea

“It gives us hope for a solid weekend, but we have to remain careful.”

2010-10-10 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 062010-10-10 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 01Eric Boullier is encouraged but not excited about Robert Kubica’s impressive pace at the wheel of the Renault so far in Korea. The Pole has been inside the top four in all three practice sessions at the new Yeongam circuit, and topped the time sheet on Saturday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Long straight set to be Korean headache for Red Bull

Red Bull admits to ‘building team around Vettel’
Webber rubbishes attempts to pre-empt title outcome

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 112010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 11The opening sector of the Yeongam circuit in Korea looks set to be a headache for Red Bull this weekend. Although grounded for most of the opening session on Friday with mechanics working at the rear of his car, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton still managed to top the timing sheet. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

‘Selfish’ Alonso is title favourite – Berger

“Ferrari cannot do better than Alonso”

2010-10-10 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Fernando Alonso 10Berger-2008-09-04Fernando Alonso’s rivals will need to be as “selfish” as the Spaniard to beat him to the 2010 title, according to Gerhard Berger. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

New F-duct helping Red Bull on straights – report

“We are no longer losing so much on the straights” – Vettel

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 162010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 07The Red Bull team does not fear straight lines as much as it did earlier in 2010, according to a German media report. After dominating on the slow, corner-dominated Hungaroring in August, the RB6 was subsequently beaten to the flag at Spa and Monza; circuits punctuated by long stretches of asphalt. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Official admits Korea venue not fully completed

“The only concern is the new asphalt”

South Korean Grand-Prix logoKorean Grand Prix aerialA spokesman has confirmed reports that aspects of Korea’s new formula one track are not completed. The FIA’s Charlie Whiting this week approved the Yeongam venue ahead of the inaugural race in less than a fortnight. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Footage shows Vettel almost jumping Suzuka start

His “good start” from pole at Suzuka “was the key” to victory

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 17A spectator’s video depicts pole sitter and Suzuka winner Sebastian Vettel almost jumping the start of Sunday’s Japanese grand prix. The footage, shot from the main grandstand opposite the pit buildings, shows the German’s Red Bull making a slight forwards movement just before the five red lights went out. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Red Bull’s driver rivalry in spotlight for title fight

Red Bull still legal amid latest flexing saga

2010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel 102010-10-10 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 06With McLaren’s charge fading and Fernando Alonso going it alone for Ferrari, the rivalry between Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will be in the spotlight during the now three-race run to the 2010 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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