Tag Archive: Red Bull

Apr 29

Red Bull’s Aeroscreen hits the track

Red Bull Racing has given its much discussed ‘Aeroscreen’ cockpit protection device its first public outing during free practice one for the Russian Grand Prix.

The device, developed as an alternative to the controversial ‘halo’ prepared by Ferrari and favoured by the FIA, was rolled out in the early stages of FP1 in the hands of Daniel Ricciardo.
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Apr 25

Despite his criticism in other areas, Christian Horner feels the move to open up tyre strategies has proven an F1 success story so far in 2016

Horner: Bernie is going to say ‘I told you so…’
 

Horner: Bernie is going to say ‘I told you so…’Christian Horner has joked that Bernie Ecclestone will take credit for the move to shake up the tyre strategies for the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship following a successful application of the revised regulation in the opening three rounds of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Rosberg seizes Australian GP win as Ferrari fluffs chance

Daniil Kvyat didn’t even start after his Red Bull stopped on the formation lap

Rosberg seizes Australian GP win as Ferrari fluffs chanceNico Rosberg has marched to victory in the 2016 Australian Grand Prix as Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel saw its victory hopes scuppered by a strategic blunder that came as a result of a mid-race stoppage prompted by a horrifying crash for Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017

The much discussed device broke cover during testing
‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017The controversial ‘halo’ cockpit protection device is on course to be introduced to Formula 1 from 2017 as the FIA continues to work on its development following a public airing in pre-season testing.
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Mar 13

Sainz concedes Toro Rosso must strike early

“We need to maximise the first half of the season”
Sainz concedes Toro Rosso must strike earlyCarlos Sainz admits Toro Rosso must make the most of its opportunities in the early rounds of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship as it faces a season of limited development opportunities.

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Mar 08

Ecclestone hopes Ferrari, Red Bull take fight to Mercedes

F1 rule makers still searching for a decision on technical regulations for next year
Ecclestone hopes Ferrari, Red Bull take fight to MercedesBernie Ecclestone says he is ‘hoping upon hope’ that Ferrari and Red Bull can take a challenge to the domination of Mercedes and ensure the 2016 F1 world championship becomes a memorable season for the fans.
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Mar 01

STR11 presentation in Barcelona

The STR 11 is the first Toro Rosso car to be built in our new factory facility in Faenza

2016-03-01 - Scuderia Toro Rosso 02Shortly before going back out on track at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second pre-season test, Scuderia Toro Rosso unveiled its 2016 World Championship challenger, the STR11, in its new livery.

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Feb 28

Engine continuity eased Red Bull design process

The fall-out between RBR and Renault was very public

Engine continuity eased Red Bull design processRetaining Renault F1 power may not have been what Red Bull wanted for 2016, but the team believes it can be more successful this season with an evolution of recent designs. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Vettel: Complexity and Mercedes dominance harming F1

Sebastian Vettel: The spectators must be able to identify with the technical aspects of the car, currently it is far too complex…
2015-11-20_0021 Sebastian Vettel has urged F1 to not ‘lose sight of its roots’, saying the complexity of the sport and the focus on ‘detail’ is driving away its core fanbase.
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Feb 09

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challenge

“I wouldn’t like to make predictions” – Newey

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challengeRed Bull admits it is wary about its chances this season as it prepares for a more distant relationship with returning constructor Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

Marko comments fair and Red Bull remains an asset – Taffin

Having Red Bull remain on board as a customer will strengthen its chances on its return to F1 as a constructor

Marko comments fair and Red Bull remains an asset – TaffinRenault’s Remi Taffin says the manufacturer is unmoved by Dr Helmut Marko’s comments urging the French firm to prioritise Red Bull in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Renault: We have to build up team again

Frederic Vasseur says the priority for Renault this season will be to “build up a strong team”

Renault: We have to build up team againIf you have a look in the past, from the cycle of Red Bull and Ferrari, they took five years to be champion. I think it is a normal cycle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Raikkonen, Ricciardo and Vandoorne kick off Ricard test

Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo and Stoffel Vandoorne are on testing duties for Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren at Paul Ricard

2015-06-07_1637 Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren are firing up for the first time in 2016 as they kick off a two-day wet weather tyre test for Pirelli at Paul Ricard. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Gasly joins PREMA Racing in 2016

Red Bull driver confirmed at Italian squad

Gasly joins PREMA Racing in 2016PREMA Racing is delighted to announce the agreement reached with Pierre Gasly for the 2016 GP2 Series. The 19-year-old Frenchman, part of the Red Bull Junior Program, will be at his second season in the championship, and hopes to continue in a positive run that included three pole positions and four podium finishes en-route to an 8th place in standings in 2015.
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Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Verstappen’s F1 showrun at the Hahnenkamm (+videos)

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Jan 14

Dakar: Peterhansel takes commanding lead as Sainz challenge ends

Peterhansel is the red-hot favourite to take a 12th crown in the world’s toughest rally raid event
Rally Dakar 2016 Stephane Peterhansel Stephane Peterhansel took a commanding one hour lead after victory in the 10th stage of the Dakar Rally as the dropouts and retirements mounted on Wednesday.

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Jan 11

Verstappen ‘expecting a second per lap’ from Ferrari engine

Though he will be using a year-old Ferrari engine, Max Verstappen expects the power unit to drive big gains for Toro Rosso in 2016

2015-06-06_1902 Max Verstappen says he is anticipating ‘a big step’ for the Toro Rosso team in 2016 on the back of its switch to Ferrari power, anticipating a gain of a second per lap as a result. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

Dakar Rally vs. Frozen Rush / Extreme cold vs. extreme heat

A driver dilemma

Red Bull Frozen Rush The Dakar Rally and Red Bull Frozen Rush are both taking vehicles off-road – but while the first one sees them racing in desert conditions and boiling temperatures, Friday’s event will have trucks battle on snow in freezing temperatures.
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Jan 07

“Ferrari engine switch has compromised STR prep” – James Key

Toro Rosso took the opportunity to accept an offer from Ferrari to run a supply of year-old engines for 2016

2015-10-24_39742 Toro Rosso’s James Key admits that the late decision to switch to Ferrari power has ‘compromised’ the team’s preparations for the 2016 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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