Tag Archive: RB8

Nov 17

Sainz and Ricciardo set for Abu Dhabi debut

This will be Carlos’ second test outing for Infiniti Red Bull Racing. 

01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula Renault 3.5 Champion Carlos Sainz Jr will line-up alongside Daniel Ricciardo for Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s final test of the 2014 season at Yas Marina Circuit on November 25 and 26 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Simple ready to race…

 Partnership means that Simply’s logo will feature on the front wing of the RB9

01 - Red Bull RacingInfiniti Red Bull Racing is proud to welcome Italian Supermarket chain Simply as an official race partner for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Williams’ clever brake duct innovation legal

Williams has impressed F1’s eagle-eyed technical experts with an innovation aboard its new FW35.

2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (3)2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (1)Although designer Mike Coughlan’s Coanda exhaust solution will have to be removed from the 2013 car, respected German correspondent Michael Schmidt reports on Friday that a clever brake duct solution is fully legal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Last-minute ban spoiled Red Bull’s 2012 start – Newey

Adrian Newey has confirmed reports an eleventh-hour ban by the FIA was a serious setback to Red Bull’s 2012 preparations.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Adrian Newey (1)2012-10-28 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 299039It emerged in recent days that, just as the reigning champions were preparing to test debut the ultimately title-winning RB8, F1’s governing body banned Newey’s solution to the new blown exhaust clampdown. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

2013 Red Bull could miss first winter test

Reigning champion Red Bull’s 2013 car might not be ready for the first pre-season test in early February.

01 - Red Bull RacingRed Bull DuoWe have already reported designer Adrian Newey’s admission that late development work to ensure the 2012 title somewhat delayed progress of the RB8’s successor. He said in an official Red Bull film that 2012 was “one of the toughest seasons I’ve been through”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Webber coped better with early-season RB8 – Vettel

Sebastian Vettel has admitted his teammate Mark Webber initially had a better handle of Red Bull’s 2012 car.

2012-11-27 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber 22012-11-27 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Mark WebberUltimately, on the way to collecting his third consecutive drivers’ title this year, German Vettel outscored Australian Webber by more than 100 points. And Webber won two grands prix in 2012, both in the first half of the season, compared to Vettel’s five. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

‘Vettel always wins’ in Newey cars – Marko

Vettel wants F1 return for Austria

2012-11-16_0011Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Fernando Alonso, after the Spaniard recently said his real championship rival is Red Bull designer Adrian Newey. Sebastian Vettel has revealed he hopes Red Bull can celebrate a “home grand prix” in Austria. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

‘Joy of racing’ makes Schu comeback a success – Andretti

Mario Andretti says Michael Schumacher’s three-year return to F1 was a success because he enjoyed it.

2012-06-10_04442012-06-10_0447“He never lost the love and joy of racing,” Andretti, the naturalised American who won his F1 title in 1978, said at the US grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Bianchi tests Ferrari improvements for Alonso

Ferrari is still pushing hard to give Fernando Alonso a title-winning Ferrari for the final back-to-back head-to-head with Sebastian Vettel.

Jules Bianchi  2011-12-04Ferrari - Jules Bianchi 1With Red Bull and Vettel’s qualifying problems allowing Alonso to claw back 3 points in Abu Dhabi, the Spaniard is still 10 points adrift with just Austin and Brazil to go. And with the red F2012 still not a match for the Adrian Newey-penned RB8, Alonso said after finishing second in Abu Dhabi: “We need to keep working and in Maranello they work day and night to bring new parts.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Specialists clear Red Bull over ‘rubber nose’ saga

Three leading specialist publications have played down the ‘rubber Red Bull’ affair.

Recent video footage depicted the Adrian Newey-penned RB8 with a decidedly bendy front nose tip, causing some outlets and fans to question the legality of the apparently ‘rubber’ construction. But writing in Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport, journalist Andrea Cremonesi said that “according to the FIA, everything is in order”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Renault suspects supplier to blame for quali debacle

Renault suspects equipment failure caused Sebastian Vettel to be pushed to the back of the grid in Abu Dhabi.

2012-09-20 - Renault Sport F12012-10-27 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel 299001Actually, Red Bull pointed the finger of blame at its French engine supplier, revealing that Renault engineers asked for the German to be stopped at the side of the track after he qualified third last Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

New flexi saga questions ‘rubber Red Bull’

“Is this legal?”

The seemingly never-ending saga about bendy formula one cars is back in the media spotlight, and as ever championship leader Red Bull is right in the middle. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Horner blames ‘human error’ for qualifying debacle

Horner said Renault has not been able to explain why too little fuel was put into the RB8.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Christian Horner2012-11-02 - Red Bull Racing - Abu Dhabi - Mark Webber 299020Christian Horner has admitted “human error” led to Sebastian Vettel having to start Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix from the back of the field. After qualifying third in Abu Dhabi, the championship leader was asked by his Red Bull engineer to “stop the car” on the track, apparently with a technical problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Frijns – ‘I twice said no to Red Bull’

Robin Frijns has revealed he once turned down an offer to join F1 world champion Red Bull’s young driver development programme.

World Series by Renault logoActually, “I twice said no to Red Bull,” the 21-year-old Dutchman, who in 2012 won the Renault World Series at his first attempt, is quoted by De Telegraaf newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 03

Ferrari reverts to off-track weapons for Red Bull battle

Ferrari asked FIA question about Red Bull’s car

01 - Red Bull Racing03 - Scuderia FerrariFerrari’s frantic push for the 2012 title has spilled into the world of paperwork, media reports from the scene of the Abu Dhabi grand prix have proved. Ferrari this week asked a question to the FIA about championship contender Red Bull’s car, according to the Spanish sports daily AS. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Red Bull still counting on Webber’s team spirit

“Both of our drivers are experienced enough to know what is at stake for the team.” – Christian Horner

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (1)2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (3)With Mark Webber a massive 73 points behind his teammate but so far refusing to play a subordinate role to Sebastian Vettel, the ‘team orders’ issue remains a pertinent one as Red Bull pushes for another drivers’ title. Australian Webber said in India that he has no intention of “pulling over” for the sister RB8, despite rumours a specific points gap laid out in his contract now requires him to support Vettel’s charge. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

No orders, but Red Bull counting on Webber ‘intelligence’

Dr Helmut Marko has fended off the team order issue by backing the “intelligence” and “team-player qualities” of his drivers.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel (3)2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Mark Webber - Sebastian Vettel - Christian Horner - Adrian NeweyThe issue is pertinent ahead of Sunday’s Indian grand prix, with Mark Webber effectively out of the fight for the world championship, but insisting he will not move over for Sebastian Vettel if he is running ahead of the German. German Vettel’s title fight is really with Fernando Alonso, whose Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa is fully supportive of the Spaniard. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Webber ‘will not pull over’ for Vettel in India

“If I’m in the lead this weekend, I’m not pulling over for anyone.”

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Sebastian Vettel - Mark Webber (1)2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelRed Bull’s Mark Webber has denied he would pull over for his championship-leading teammate Sebastian if he is leading the Indian grand prix on Sunday. Reports have suggested the time for Webber to start supporting German Vettel’s title fight – both practically and also in terms of one of the Australian’s contract clauses – has now come. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Red Bull Racing announces Young Driver Test line-up

Antonio Felix da Costa will be at the wheel for the first two days before handing over to Robin Frijns

2012-10-22 - Red Bull Racing - Antonio Felix da CostaRed Bull Racing has confirmed today that its line-up for the Young Driver Test at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit from 6-8 November will be Antonio Felix da Costa and Robin Frijns. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Alonso loses championship lead to rival Vettel

Alonso’s title chance just 30pc now – Briatore

2012-06-10_0537Briatore-01-2008-09-26A visibly disappointed Fernando Alonso has in Korea finally lost his long-standing championship lead, as his title rival Sebastian Vettel won a third consecutive grand prix on Sunday. Fernando Alonso’s title prospects for 2012 have dwindled to just 30 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Red Bull boost due to exhaust, not DRS – report

It is simplistic to say Red Bull has sped into the 2012 title favourites’ role due to its new ‘double DRS’ device.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99014 - Mark Webber2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99015As Sebastian Vettel closed the championship gap to Fernando Alonso to just 4 points with wins in Singapore and Suzuka, it had emerged that his RB8 was equipped with a new top speed-boosting system. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Report – Red Bull to blame for alternator failures?

The specific design of Red Bull’s RB8 could be the reason behind its Magneti Marelli/Renault alternator failures, according to a report.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99014 - Mark WebberMagneti-MarelliWith team owner Dietrich Mateschitz calling on engine supplier Renault to dump its alternator partner Magneti Marelli, the Kolner Express tabloid said Adrian Newey’s chassis design could be the real problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Worried Red Bull hope for Singapore sling

“Basically, we are where we belong in the world championship”  – Vettel

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99031 - Sebastian Vettel2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99015 - Sebastian VettelA worried Red Bull is travelling to Singapore this week, hoping a spate of alternator problems do not return under the Asian city-state’s floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Vettel hopes for more speed at slower tracks

Sebastian Vettel is expecting to get back in the game next time out in Singapore.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99036 - Sebastian Vettel2012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - Michael SchumacherThe reigning world champion is now 39 points behind Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso after the Spa-Monza double header, where Red Bull’s RB8 struggled on the high speed straights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Mercedes runs ‘triple DRS’ at Spa – report

Forget double-DRS, Mercedes has reportedly upped the ante and debuted a ‘triple-DRS’ concept at Spa.

2012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 012012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 02The German squad pioneered the straightline speed-boosting idea this year, and at recent grands prix Lotus has been trying to get a similar system up and running. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

‘Furious’ Ferrari denies Marko’s hand-adjuster claim

A Ferrari spokesman was quoted as saying the accusation is “completely untrue”

2012-06-08 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 00062011-08-26 - Ferrari - 0003A reportedly “furious” Ferrari has hit back at Red Bull, after the reigning champions suggested the famous Italian team broke the rules “for a year”. Frustrated with the constant technical controversies involving Red Bull in 2012, the team’s Dr Helmut Marko said this week that actually “Ferrari used something like that for a year”.

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Aug 01

Ferrari also had hand-adjuster – Marko

Red Bull has hit back at the latest technical controversy by insisting Ferrari was the first on the grid with a hand-operated adjuster.

2012-06-09_13142012-06-09_1275It emerged in Hungary last weekend that, weeks ago in Canada, the FIA told reigning champions Red Bull to stop using a device that in theory allowed mechanics to adjust the right-height of the car without using a tool.

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Jul 28

Horner denies latest ‘parc ferme cheat’ claims

Red Bull remained on the defensive in the Hockenheim paddock on Friday, as boss Christian Horner fended off the latest cheat claims.

2011-06-11_11482011-06-11_1141A German magazine this week revealed that, in Canada, the FIA asked the reigning champions to remove a hand-adjustable damper system from the RB8. The rules state that the adjustments can only be made with a special tool, thus ensuring a team cannot secretly make performance-enhancing changes during the strict ‘parc ferme’ period between qualifying and the race.

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Jul 28

Red Bull denies losing pace due to ‘engine maps’ saga

The FIA’s ‘engine maps’ clampdown has not cost Red Bull even a single tenth, according to the team’s engine supplier Renault.

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990142012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99015After crossing the finish line in second place just a week ago at Hockenheim – where the reigning champions were using the now-outlawed settings – Sebastian Vettel’s practice best in Hungary on Friday was good enough only for eighth.

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Jul 22

Controversy haunts Red Bull as Alonso strolls away

Before and then after Sunday’s German grand prix, controversy haunted Red Bull.

2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990152012-07-20 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 0014But it was Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who continued to stroll away at the head of the world championship, the Spaniard serenely extending his lead with a commanding win at Hockenheim.

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