Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen didn't think he had a perfect lap in the shoot-out of Q3 in Monaco, but the Dutchman also added that Mercedes...
Red Bull Racing
Red Bull Racing is a Formula 1 team with Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly currently driving for them. Between 2010-2013, Red Bull was the best team on the grid, picking up four consecutive constructors’ championships and four consecutive drivers’ championships in the hands of Sebastian Vettel.
Christian Horner is their team principal and has been ever since their introduction in 2005. Former drivers include David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo. Red Bull have a little brother team called Scuderia Toro Rosso, and they both currently use a Honda engine.
|Team Name||Red Bull Racing|
|Base||Milton Keynes, Great-Britain|
|Team Leader||Christian Horner|
|Technical Leader||Adrian Newey|
Red Bull’s bright beginning
Red Bull, the energy drinks company, brought Jaguar F1 team at the end of the season and had continued access to the Cosworth engine developed for the 2005 chassis. David Coulthard, Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi were involved in the original driver line-up. A sixth-place finish following in their first year as a constructor, an improvement on their predecessors.
The 2006 season began with an announcement that Red Bull Racing was to use Ferrari engines and that Adrian Newey had signed a deal to be part of the development team. Red Bull was already showing positive signs achieving their first podium at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2006.
Mark Webber was signed in 2007 and the RB3 saw Adrian Newey’s first input on a Red Bull car as well as getting an engine from Renault. A fifth-place finish in the constructors' championship followed, before a dip to seventh in 2008.
By 2009, Coulthard had retired, and the up and coming Vettel replaced him. Red Bull sent shockwaves through the F1 paddock and eventually finished second in the constructors' championship. The Chinese Grand Prix of that year marked Red Bull’s first pole and race win with Vettel providing the trophy.
The golden years of Red Bull Racing
Red Bull, along with Sebastian Vettel, started to dominate the Formula 1 world. Vettel won five races across the course of the season and eventually scored four more points than Fernando Alonso to become the youngest world champion.
In 2011, Vettel won 11 races and completely thrashed the rest of the field, winning the world championship by over 100 points. Alonso once again got close the following year, but it was Vettel who came away with his third title. 2013 fell straight into the hands of Red Bull as they continued to perform at the top of their game. Horner spoke to Vettel on the radio upon his fourth world championship win and said: “We have to remember these days.”
During this time (2010-2013), Webber had also been in contention to win world championships. He finished third three times as he scored enough points to crown Red Bull with four constructors’ titles.
Red Bull: Recent struggles
Daniel Ricciardo arrived at Red Bull in winter 2014, again getting promoted in a similar style to Sebastian Vettel a few years prior. A change of engine era for Formula 1 hampered Red Bull’s performance in the years coming.
Though in 2014, they were still within distance of winning the constructors’ championship until the halfway stage when Mercedes ran away with the title. Since then, Red Bull has finished second just once more, with 2017 and 2018 resulting in a third-place finish behind Ferrari and Mercedes.
For the 2019 season, Red Bull has decided to select Honda as their engine suppliers, ending a 12-year partnership with Renault. Honda raced with Toro Rosso during 2018 as they tested upgrades ahead of a big 2019 season. Helmut Marko, a key adviser at Red Bull, hopes to make Max Verstappen the youngest champion ever in either 2019 or 2020.
Red Bull Racing News
Grosjean doesn't think Gasly was at fault for penalty: "Red Bull f****d up"
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Watch: Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly discuss Monaco plans on a boat trip
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Pierre Gasly on Monaco "the team is really strong here"
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Christian Horner says Max Verstappen has "evolved a tremendous amount"
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Gasly: Hopefully we can extract more performance on Saturday
Pierre Gasly is hopeful his Red Bull Racing team can extract more performance from its RB15 on Saturday during the qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Verstappen: Mercedes are too quick
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Gasly: Christian and Helmut "are very supportive"
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Liveblog: Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix - FP1
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Verstappen confident to fight for podium in Monaco
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Verstappen reveals Monaco is "not his best circuit"
Max Verstappen has revealed that the Circuit de Monaco has not been his "best circuit so far", following last season's disaster, but is hoping...
Ricciardo believes Monaco win "is a stretch, but..."
Daniel Ricciardo believes winning the Monaco Grand Prix in his first year with Renault is a "stretch", but the Aussie is proven around the Circuit de Monaco.
Gasly: Honda targeting Mercedes benchmark
Pierre Gasly says that Honda has switched its target to Mercedes in the power unit development race.
Watch: Max Verstappen hits the waves in Monaco harbour
Max Verstappen and Red Bull love their Monaco harbour celebrations! But Verstappen is already splashing around as he hits the waves with his jet ski.
Jenson Button expects Verstappen to perform in Monaco
Jenson Button believes Max Verstappen has a good chance of winning his first Monaco Grand Prix, but only if he can keep it together in qualifying.
Gasly on last year's Monaco GP and the challenges drivers face
Pierre Gasly has emphasised the challenge the drivers face to secure a good lap at the Monaco Grand Prix has he looks to build on his improved...
Horner wants Verstappen "to go for revenge" in Monaco
Cristian Horner believes Max Verstappen can continue his impressive start to the season at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, saying the Dutchman...
Verstappen: Results so far "the maximum we can achieve"
Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly have had contrasting starts to the season, but Verstappen still believes the Red Bulls are overachieving as they...
Gasly using Verstappen as a benchmarker
Pierre Gasly has insisted that his Red Bull teammate, Max Verstappen is a good marker for him to strive for, given his early season consistency...
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