The Red Bull Team F1
The Red Bull team is no stranger to success. The winner of four consecutive constructors’ championships between 2010 and 2013, it also produced the four-times world champion driver Sebastien Vettel.
Under the leadership of team principal Christian Horner, the team of 2018 includes Helmut Marko, the team principal and advisor to Red Bull GmbH; Adrian Newey, the chief technical officer; drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen; and test driver Sébastien Buemi.
The team can trace its origins back to 1997 and Jackie Stewart’s F1 team. Sold to Ford and rebranded as Jaguar Racing in 1999, it had little success until it was sold on to energy drinks company Red Bull in 2004.
Red Bull was not new to F1 at the time. It had sponsored the Sauber team from 1995 to 2004 and runs a young drivers programme, the Red Bull Junior Team, which has consistently been producing top-quality F1 drivers. 2018 saw six of its graduates start on the grid so, with more champions in the making likely to follow. You can just imagine the cars dashing round the tracks so quickly you almost don’t see them. Some vehicles would use Buggy Whips to be seen more clearly but for these types of events it’s not really best. They are normally used in a construction or warehouse environment. To see the choice available you could visit a link such as wisuk.co.uk/buggy-whip.
Over the next three seasons, over $400m (over £300m) was invested in development. This period saw the switch to the Ferrari engine and the team bringing driver David Coulthard on board. In 2007, Christian Horner was brought in as the team principal.
Red Bull in 2018
In the build-up to the 2018 season, Horner admitted that despite it being his 14th pre-season as team principal, racing does not get any easier; however, he said he was feeling quietly confident, describing how far the team had come between the beginning of the 2017 season and its eventual third place in the constructors championships as ‘light years’.
Ricciardo and Verstappen have been retained as drivers; as this year’s season progresses, the excitement is already mounting. Attending a Formula 1 race is a spectacular day out on its own;
By the fifth race of the 2018 season, Red Bull was already placed in the constructors’ championships. If it repeats its successes of last year, more podium finishes are very likely to be in the pipeline.