Red BullTeam Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz has been created which is the head of the concern engaged in the production of energy drink Red Bull. The base command is located in the UK. In 2004 Dietrich Mateschitz bought the team Jaguar. Thus, during the racing season in 2005 debuted a new team called the Red Bull. Team leader was appointed as an ambitious Christian Horner, who has made significant strides in the management team in the junior racing series. The composition of drivers has also been strong. Some of the pilots included David Coulthard, who moved from the McLaren team and former Jaguar pilot of Christian Wedge. Updated the team became one of the most pleasant discoveries of the season, and driver David Coulthard was a contender in a few races to get into the top three. In the same year was awarded a contract with Adrian Newey, who was a designer of championship McLaren and Williams. It also signed an agreement to supply engines to the Ferrari team for next season. In 2006, after the Grand Prix of Italy was expelled from the team, Christian Wedge, who did not meet expectations. He was replaced by test driver Robert Dornbos. Before 2007, the year the team was replaced by the supplier of engines. From now on, power units for Red Bull supplied by Renault. Coulthard to partner Mark Webber joined. One of the most successful for the Red Bull team was the 2009 season. Already at the Grand Prix of China in 2009, racers were able to come to a double triumph - winner Sebastian Vettel and the second step of the podium was won by Mark Webber. In honor of this victory, the team has been executed by mistake Anthem of Great Britain. Later in the same season was the team is gained five more victories. Three wins were doubles. In the constructors' championship team has been busy the second place, it bypassed the Brawn GP. Feggel and Webber won the individual competition in the second and fourth places respectively. RB-car designed by Adrian Newey 5 has been recognized by many the best machine, which is involved in a race like Formula 1, aerodynamics and most of its decisions could affect the type of cars of the 2010 season.
Team Red Bull has confirmed that Daniel ricciardo during the first test at Silverstone smashed new car RB14.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that he is determined to complete the fight with McLaren, a team that will use the same Renault engines.
In the rainy Silverstone circuit the Red Bull team spent the run-in RB14. Driving Daniel ricciardo.Daniel ricciardo "it's Always exciting for your first ride in a new car. She sounds and looks unusual. The weather at Silverstone was cool, but I'm still happy to drive the first kilometers.It is difficult to talk about the potential of the car, since I drove only a few laps, but the first impressions are quite positive. Even on a wet track RB14 was stable.As for Halo, it does not interfere with the review. At least on roads with no elevation change it will not cause problems".
The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg believes that the team needs two or three years of preparation to fight for victory.Nico Hulkenberg "it is Very difficult to promote the team to the level of Red Bull and Mercedes. The investments we make now in the construction and modernization of the plant, would only benefit two or three years. While it's not running, nothing will happen.All teams have passed through this formative period. This is a normal process. Look at Mercedes, how many years they went to the titles With Red Bull the same story.Our establishment will only take a couple of years because it is a complicated sport and the rules are constantly changing. You need to constantly adapt, and you need new people with new ideas, we need as many people as possible".Today, the Renault team will introduce a new car RS18.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team is ready to fight with McLaren, which is expected this year will return to the group leaders by Renault engines.Christian Horner "McLaren is a great team, and we look forward to fighting with them. But we have made significant progress, especially in the second half of last season, and I hope that this momentum will be continued in 2018.Rules are more or less the same, so there are many lessons we can learn from the development of the car in 2017".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko does not exclude that in 2019, his team will switch to Honda powerplant.This year, with Japanese mechanics working as a Junior team Toro Rosso. From the results of this work depends on the decision by Red Bull to be adopted in mid-summer.Helmut Marko "so far we are very surprised by the capabilities of the Honda, as well as their devotion and enthusiasm.I think they realized their mistakes. So far, based on the test stands, the engine is reliable. I think by mid season the engine will be able to reach the level of Renault.The rules have changed, so you need to declare what engine you want to use next year this summer. We will carefully analyze and then make a decision. Maybe in 2019 we'll use the Honda".
The Red Bull team modestly unveiled a new machine RB14, limiting the publication of photos of her.The car has received an unusual coloring. But, as stated in the Red Bull racing will all change.The tests in Barcelona start on February 26. But Red Bull is planning to break RB14 during the so-called shooting day on track at Silverstone. The first behind the wheel sits Daniel ricciardo.
Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that McLaren and Renault could pose a serious threat to his team in 2018.Toto Wolff "This is the pinnacle of Motorsport in which you have to respect every team and the best pilots.We take Ferrari, we take Red Bull, McLaren we accept, we are serious about Renault. These guys can fight for the championship. And some of the other teams can surprise us".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that he is constantly motivating myself high goals.Max Verstappen "I always try my best to move forward. I don't need to set a specific goal to motivate yourself. Each race for me - a chance to win. Of course, some tracks suit you more than others, but we will need to find something that will help the car to perform well on the track of any kind".
Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg believes that this year will once again win for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton. And this in spite of the promising rumors that came from Maranello.Nico Rosberg "My prediction matches what happened in the past year. Thus, at this time wins again Lewis Hamilton, one step ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Behind them, Valtteri Bottas and both pilots of Red Bull, and this time Verstappen will be faster Riccardo".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said that he didn't like the new system head protection Halo.Max Verstappen "Halo is very ugly. I don't expect a miracle. In General, I hope the car will look great and be fast.I hope that we will be able to make a big step forward, and in the beginning of the year we'll have a good car, and we're not stalkers like last year. This is the most important for us".
Team Renault will present a new car on 20 February. The event will be held online broadcast.At the moment, eight of the ten teams called the dates of your presentations. Keep silence only in the Red Bull and Haas.
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said always obey your father, he will not.Max Verstappen "My fans expect me to decide for itself all questions that I will decide what to do. Few people want to see me all the issues are decided by the father. But I think it is important that such people as he, advised me how to act in difficult situations.Of course, we had different opinions, but in the end he was right nine out of ten times. So I trust his opinion. We both have a strong ego, but it's in our blood, and we both made it to Formula 1. If we didn't have this rod, we would have still raced in karting".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that the Honda mechanics are unable to cope with the task, due to the limitations of criticism of McLaren and Fernando Alonso.Helmut Marko "Honda Mechanics has made significant progress in recent years. Perhaps they have already reached the level of Renault.When they worked with McLaren, they had to compromise due to certain limitations of the machine. At the same time Alonso did everything possible to put Honda in a bad light.".
He sat down on a tree stump.Max Verstappen has told that perceives sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko as his second father.Max Verstappen "Helmut is a second father for me, and I think he also sees himself in relation to me. He always wants the best for me, and he sees everything, does not miss any details.If I show good results, he's happy. He is honest with me, and when I'm doing something wrong, then he told me this plainly says".
His best season in Formula 1 Daniil Kvyat held in 2015. Then the Russians were on the car of Red Bull with the number "26".Kvyat made his debut in the championship in 2014 in the Toro Rosso. His progress during the season so impressed the leadership of the Red Bull that Sebastian Vettel went to Ferrari, in his place was invited Daniel.The start of the 2015 season turned out to be difficult for Red Bull because of the constant failures of the engine Renault. For example, in Australia, Daniel never even made it to the starting grid. Reliability gradually came to normal, and began to appear the results. In Monaco Kvyat started fifth and finished fourth. Then there was sixth place in the UK. Finally, in Hungary, Quat climbed to the second step of the podium - the best result for the citizens of Russia.
The company Aston Martin has stated that it is open for cooperation with Cosworth to supply engines for Formula 1.The British automaker is now the title sponsor of the Red Bull, but his interest is more simple and more affordable versions of the engines after 2020.And CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer is interested in the relationship with Cosworth, a former independent supplier of engines for Formula 1.Andy Palmer "Cosworth is one of our key partners in the project road cars Valkyrie, and we work closely with them to create a new V12 engine.The extension of this cooperation to the project in Formula 1 will make sense, and this proposal, which we would like to explore."The last time the Cosworth engines were presented in 2013 on the machines Marussia. With the advent of turbo engines in 2014 the company left the Formula-1.
It is reported that the top three teams of Formula 1 did not want to keep up with the plans of Liberty Media for the championship.Still the team to sell their products separately, but Liberty Media now want to apply the approach, first introduced in NASCAR, when all the goods are sold under one roof.Commercial Director of Liberty "We have done extensive research, and all the promoters of the Grand Prix support plan".However, in the Finnish edition they say that Mercedes and Red Bull and Ferrari do not agree with this plan.An anonymous tipster "throughout the history of Ferrari sold more goods than any other team, and they will not be difficult to find buyers due to their red tents.If fans are impatient, they will not go to the great hall where they have a long way to go to find what they want. I believe that we will lose income with this new structure".
Russian driver Daniil Kvyat can add another important option in the list of completed achievements in 2018.After the departure of Kvyat from the program of Red Bull, Ferrari signed him to a contract test pilot. And now the Russian team SMP Racing offers Kvyat to take part in the race 24 hours of Le Mans. Moreover, SMP Racing is building a prototype in the LMP2 category.The head of SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg "I don't know how he will do at Ferrari, but I would be glad to see him in our team". The news of Kvyat on www.f1-world.ru.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his pilots are happy with the new tires Gipersoft.Christian Horner "When we tested the tyres in Abu Dhabi, Max and Ricardo was pleased with the work of rubber. Although I think they still have a little work to understand their capabilities.I think that the work on the tests will have little effect on the understanding of the behaviour of rubber for different tracks. Only with experience on different types of tracks we will be able to draw the appropriate conclusions.It is too early to talk about the number of pit stops. By mid season everyone will be trying to bring the race to one stop. It would be ideal to spend the race with two or three stops so the Grand Prix would be spectacular".
The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that his team is thinking about creating a racing Academy for young pilots.Cyril abiteboul "While no clear plan, but if you look at the experience of other commands that can bring up your pilot with the Junior series, the use becomes apparent.We can only observe how the pilots work in other teams using our engines. Perhaps this cooperation will also help us to select good pilots. While we are working with Red Bull and McLaren. But we have ambitious plans for the supply of engines.
On the days of racing Director of McLaren Eric boullier said that his team is not afraid of the pressure after the transition to the motors Renault. Now he again has to confirm his words.Eric boullier "We do not feel additional pressure. On the contrary, the team is motivated by the fact that we are such strong drivers, and to fight against us will be Red Bull and Renault.In 2018, the pressure on the team will be really high, because now we will be actively compared to named my teams on the same engines.Red Bull won a couple of races last season, and Renault were able to make progress, so the pressure will be. We're happy with this, as progress is now very important for the team".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that not hold a grudge against the team and Christian Horner, who in the last races of the season-2017 provided the new engine only max Verstappen.Daniel ricciardo "I understand that my statements then were sharp. Horner came to me and said that no such comments he would like to see from their pilots. We talked with him and cleared the air. Moreover, the press got it all wrong, pulling words out of context.Horner said that the team equally applies to me and max. This is the most important thing I took away from that conversation. Max received an updated engine in the last few races, and it was the only thing that has gone beyond this relationship.But I'm not worried about it. If I was concerned, it would have voted on this issue".
In Toro Rosso expect to avoid some of the mistakes made during the ill-fated partnership of McLaren-Honda. The head of the Italian team Franz Toast said that his staff acquainted with the Japanese culture of communication.Franz Toast "For a better understanding of Japanese culture our staff attend interesting seminars.We all know that Japan has its own culture, and it's one of the really challenging task is to synchronize it with our own culture. If we were not sure that this can be achieved, we would never have gone to this agreement.The number of employees is a sound basis for a successful future. Therefore, the additional jobs will help us to move forward. A realistic goal for us for the season is a place in the centre of the peloton.Actually, I don't expect big changes. I still think that Mercedes will be unbeatable, but of course I hope that Red Bull and Ferrari will interpose in this fight for the title. And to be honest, I hope more on Red Bull than a Ferrari".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team has several options with respect to the engine supplier in 2019.Christian Horner "we Have options with the engine for the season 2019. Before we never had a choice. We have time to evaluate the options and make a decision.If we talk about the Toro Rosso collaboration with Honda, this is a great option. We will monitor the progress of the team and the Japanese minders".Obviously, the options mentioned by Horner, is Renault and Honda.
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that this year his team will be able to stop the Mercedes to hold in their hands the title.Daniel ricciardo "I think this year we will reduce the backlog. Is it enough to fight for the title I think we can get closer, but we'll see.Max got better in recent times. I will not say that he has come a long way, because he's in the race so long, but he's definitely improved, and I think next year Verstappen is an even more dangerous enemy.
In 2009, seven years after his debut in Formula 1, Australian mark Webber has finally won the first race. He did it on the car of Red Bull under the number "14".In 2009 Formula 1 has moved to the new technical regulations, which meant a substantial limitation in aerodynamics and the use of KERS. Some teams like Brawn and Toyota, in their own way interpreted the rules and introduced the so-called double diffuser. Adrian Newey, who moved from McLaren to Red Bull at the end of 2006, also found certain loopholes in the regulations when preparing the RB5.The Red Bull team appeared in the championship in 2005 on the basis of the team Jaguar. For four years, the pilots of Red Bull only three times on the podium, but that all changed in 2009.
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko commented on the Ferrari contract with Daniel Cuatom and once again reminded that to expect to return to Red Bull Russian is not necessary.Helmut Marko "I'm happy for Kvyat. As far as I know, in a Ferrari it will work on the simulator and help Vettel and Raikkonen in preparation for the new season.But the doors in the Red Bull closed to him - this is what we made it pretty clear. Of course, never say never, but right now it's just no".
The Ferrari team has announced the signing of a contract test-pilot with Daniel Cuatom, who previously played for Red Bull and Toro Rosso.The main objective of quata - work in the simulator. Perhaps the Russians will participate in the tests. In addition, Daniel will be travelling to every Grand Prix as a reserve pilot.At the time the same way went to Jean-Eric Vergne, who was also dismissed from the Toro Rosso. But after a couple years of work test-pilot Ferrari, the Frenchman switched to Formula-E.