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.
Technical Director of Red Bull Adrian Newey said that Ferrari was three times making him an offer.Adrian Newey "Such a proposal was received to me three times. Initially in my career loomed the idea of working in IndyCar, where Ferrari decided to build his car. I was offered to join the main designer for their project but I did not feel that it is right, therefore, refused.Later, in 1996, the head of the Ferrari Jean Todt has asked me to be the technical Director. At this point, I had offers to stay in Williams to go to McLaren or join Ferrari. I've been thinking about it, but at the time I had a young family, and I decided to stay in the UK.The last time I was offered to go to Ferrari in 2014. But I decided to stay in the Red Bull, although there had been trouble with the engine".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has admitted that he is very happy to work with Daniel Riccardo.Max Verstappen "We respect each other, and to be honest, in my racing career so far was not so much in common with a teammate.Even if we give all to fight each other on the track, Daniel is a great guy, and we are pleased to have the duel on the track. So I hope that we will remain good mates for a very long time".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that he can bring the situation with the expectation of the contract to negative consequences.Daniel ricciardo "Yeah, I know that there is always a risk. The longer you postpone the signing of the contract, the greater the chances that you will lose all chances to perform in one of the teams.My approach to racing gives me confidence, I will definitely be a coveted player in one of the top teams.I just don't want to be the champion, when my head will be only the gray hair.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Formula 1 needs to think about more highlights of the show to make it more attractive to different funders.Christian Horner "in Order to attract sponsors, you need to have an attractive product. If you do not have an attractive product, the sponsor comes. And so we have quite a lot of naked cars. We were able to attract brands due to the fact that they like our approach.20 years ago, the team received more profit. The machines were placed great brands. Look at pictures of all cars 1997 and the past. You will see that the difference in the quantity and quality involved in the activities of the companies is striking.We need to create a more attractive show to attract sponsors, which represent a huge value for the Formula-1".
Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting believes that Formula 1 has one main problem - the top three fastest teams.Charlie whiting "the biggest problem we faced this year is that the top three teams - Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull much quicker than everyone else.In an ideal world you would want all the teams were very close to each other. In the middle of the peloton, the speed difference is minimal. But the truth is that these three teams are just doing their job better than others. This is not new to Formula 1".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that working with Aston Martin will strengthen his team.Christian Horner "Our innovative partnership with Aston Martin was a pioneering project from day one. Conceived and created a remarkably successful Aston Martin Valkyrie in 2016, we have expanded our relationship this year and now looking forward to further strengthening the partnership. We are proud to represent the Aston Martin team Red Bull Racing in 2018.In addition, more than 100 employees Aston Martin will serve the new Center to increase efficiency at our base in Milton Keynes, and this will allow us to operate with Aston Martin on new projects.
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko admitted that he is impressed by the capabilities of Honda.Helmut Marko "I'm very impressed with the opportunities that they have, and their determination to win. We are talking about is to put it all together, and we believe that this moment will come sooner than everyone expects.We'll be watching very carefully the events of 2018"This year, Honda mechanics will work with Junior team Toro Rosso.
Next season the title sponsor of Red Bull will be the Aston Martin brand, and now the full team name will sound like an Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing, and this was reflected in the new logo.Obviously, the coloring of the cars too much will change.
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that negotiations on new engines for the season-2021 going in the right direction.Helmut Marko "it Seems that the situation is developing in the right direction. It is clear that things can't stay the same as it is now. The rules are too complex for understanding and implementation. Yes, the engine should be king, but the current rules are not able to give us what they should give. I am sure that in 2021, things will change for the better. At least all this goes.Of course, I also share the point of view of Toto, because if he loses his engine, he will lose most of their benefits. So he's fighting for his version of the rules. How will it end I think we will get a more technically simple engines, less expensive but more noisy. We are moving to this".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner is sure that the fight between Daniel ricciardo and max Verstappen in the new season will be very dense.Christian Horner "Max has really upped their game, especially on Saturdays, and Daniel had to stick to this speed to go with him shoulder to shoulder.The gaps between them are often very small, and that's exactly what you want as a leader.The season was tough for us, but also to understand how to cope with it much better. He was older, he had been in difficult situations, so it was done quicker and easier. He had a great season. Some of his overtaking this year has been phenomenal".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko believes that his team managed to achieve second place in the team standings of season 2017.Helmut Marko "It's the circumstances, or luck. We had more than ten gatherings Imagine that This outstanding achievement speaks for itself. Without this fact we would be able to achieve second place in the team standings.The beginning of the season was unsuccessful. We had problems with the correlation data, which forced us to start the season with an uncompetitive chassis. We could change it to the European part of the championship. In Barcelona and in Budapest we had a competitive chassis. I'm even willing to go further, saying that sometimes we had an outstanding chassis".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that it was probably the worst season for his team.Christian Horner "for reliability, reliability of the engine, it was probably the worst year that we had the season in 2006, when we worked with Ferrari engines.Our partner for the supply of engines working hard to solve all problems this winter. They need it for their own team.Hopefully we can organize together to truly challenge Ferrari and Mercedes, who just will not stand for next year.
Pilot Red Bull Riccardo Daniel commented on the words of his teammate max Verstappen, who recently returned to the subject of overtaking Kimi Raikkonen during the last lap of the race Grand Prix of the United States.Daniel ricciardo "If there is a part of the track or the ability to obtain a small advantage, you will take advantage of this loophole. So we are organized.Especially on the last lap when the podium is so close. Each pilot will make every effort to get the coveted podium. It is the instinct of the pilot. So we are made.But I think Max got an unfair advantage, for which he received the penalty".
Traditionally in the Toro Rosso invite young pilots, as a rule, from the youth program of Red Bull, but at the end of this year, the pilot team was the 28-year-old Brendon Hartley, the two-time champion of endurance racing.Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull "I can say that the approach of Red Bull is different, so why we don't have to be an experienced beginner We had no suitable young pilots, and we decided to look around.Actually, Brandon looks like twenty years, so we can still sell him as a young pilot Yes, the invitation of Brandon did not match our rules, but we are happy with the results.
The contract of Daniel ricciardo with Red Bull expires at the end of next year, and the team is ready to extend it already, but the Australian is in no hurry to put his signature under the papers.Christian Horner, head of Red Bull "Behind a difficult season, and now we don't really want to deal with contracts. But in the beginning of next year, when will understand, what can we expect from our machine, we will try to extend the contract with Riccardo before the end of 2020.If anything, we have replacement options. We have invested heavily in the youth program, and we have talented pilots".We will remind that the contract with max Verstappen extended until the end of 2020.
Technical Director of Red Bull Adrian Newey believes that Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth title in a unique style of a true champion.Adrian Newey "I think that his early Championships were a bit up and down. But the championship, which he won this year was, without a doubt, the best.He was able to spend a number of races. I can't think of one poor race in his performance this year. Every time he fought when the situation calls for it".
In the history of Formula 1 only thirty-two pilots managed at least once to win the title. Sixteen of them won the championship more than once, ten more than two times. This year Lewis Hamilton became the fifth pilot, who managed to win the championship four times.The first championship title in Formula 1 was played in 1950. In 1953 appeared the first two-time champion Alberto Ascari. Two years later, the championship became the first three-time champion - Juan Manuel Fangio. He in 1956 became the first four-time.Nine years it took Hamilton to after the first title was obtained in 2008 to earn the next three. This is the longest period for four-time Champions. In this regard, the record belongs to Sebastian Vettel, who became a four-time champion just three years after the first victory in the championship.The youngest four-time champion is Sebastian Vettel. In 2013, when he won the third title, the German was 26 years 3 months 24 days. The age four-time champion Juan-Manuel Fangio. The Argentine has turned 45 years 1 month 12 days ahead of schedule when he won the championship in 1956. For comparison, the Hamilton is in a good race in Mexico turned 32 years 9 months 22 days.Only one pilot managed to win all four League titles in a team - Sebastian Vettel Red Bull. Three won four titles, speaking in two teams Alain Prost McLaren and Williams, Michael Schumacher Benetton and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton McLaren and Mercedes. Juan-Manuel Fangio four Championships won in three different teams Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Ferrari.Only two of them managed to win more than four titles. Will add to this list is Lewis Hamilton Maybe Sebastian VettelA list of the pilots who won four or more titles1. Michael Schumacher - 7 titles 1994, 1995, 2000-20042. Juan Manuel Fangio - 5 1951, 1954-19573. Alain Prost - 4 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993 Sebastian Vettel - 4 2010-2013 Lewis Hamilton - 4 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner agreed with the team model, where both pilots may equally push each other to higher results.Recall that during the domination of Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull all the resources and power were thrown to the aid of the only German pilot.Christian Horner "I like that our pilots are roughly equal in speed. They alternately ahead of each other, pushing to higher results.Last season both drivers did a great job. Both pilots went on to the next level, stepping over difficult times. I think next year they will fight for the victory".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that his team will not be split by numbers in the following season.Helmut Marko "I don't make max a favorite, but it is worth noting that in qualifying he was faster partner.He had seven retirements in the season the guy had a difficult time. His morale was dropping, which was a real test for him and serious training. Now he has become a stronger pilot, and his two victories are proof of that.But we will not have the separation of the pilots by the numbers. Both will have the status of the first pilot. They should solve, who from them faster, and I will always love more than the fast ones".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said about his attitude to a subsidiary of the Toro Rosso team.Helmut Marko "Toro Rosso started the season quite strongly. Then they are faced with incredible problems of reliability - it was really incredible Also from the point of view of development of the machine they went the wrong way. They are now focused on next season and collaboration with Honda. Since the announcement of the all their efforts were directed to work with the Japanese.The pilots All the pilots with whom the team began the season left. Sainz went to Renault. Kvyat left, so the Toro Rosso had to restart in the middle of the season with two new pilots. I think, given the circumstances, Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley really good job. And the good news is that Brandon no longer need to switch attention between Porsche and Formula 1, so I'm sure that next season from Toro Rosso are very good pilots".
The leaders of the Formula 1 teams came to the defense of the girls working on the grid in the days of racing weekends.The President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne "Girls on the grid has always been an integral part of Formula 1. So it has been for many years. I think Ross Brawn is a more complex and important things that need to be taken care of."Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda "I agree that women's rights need to be protected. We are already thinking to give them the opportunity to compete in Formula 1. But why would they ban to stand on the starting grid"Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko "I just can't imagine the starting grid with no girls.In America, the girls appear before, during and after each race, game, half, so I don't see why it can't be in Formula 1. I think we have other problems. And not girls".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that next year the challenge is to fight for victory from the first race.Helmut Marko "We have noticed a trend that we earn more points in the second half of the season. For many years the philosophy of the Adrian Newey was to represent the car as late as possible, but the following year we changed the approach.Now we are behind schedule by two weeks compared to last year. If the engine is reliable, we will be able to fight in the leading group from the first race of the season.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that e-sports need to maintain and develop.Christian Horner "It's very important. The number of people involved in eSports on a global scale is just tremendous. For example, Max Verstappen, if he isn't in our simulator, then buy players in FIFA SonyPlaystation.This modern generation, today's young people is a key element. We only have to support their interests.Brand power Formula 1 allows us to come to many new markets, and eSports would be a logical step. New market is a new opportunity and a Testament to our desire to support the development of future technologies".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that Brendon Hartley was able to muscle his way into Formula 1.Daniel ricciardo "I think in the case of Brandon, the decisive factor was persistence. He was in the family of Red Bull and left, and after that, he acted in different series. He was always trying to fight your way back.He constantly called different people and asked to give him a second chance, to allow the pilot the best machines. And eventually it started working.He did everything himself - he doesn't have a rich family or something else. He created opportunities for himself and Red Bull praised it for giving him a second chance.I think now he is much more Mature pilot and is able to handle the pressure".
The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes that the girls at the start of the race will remain part of the championship in the future. Previously the sports Director of a Formula 1 Ross Brawn said that the issue of denial of the presence of girls on the starting grid.Max Verstappen "Girls must stay"The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg added "It would be a shame if they stole this ornament of the grid. What will happen next year".
Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that Daniil Kvyat has great potential, but because of the problems the Russians just burned out mentally.Helmut Marko "Daniel is a talented pilot. Unfortunately, in Formula 1 he showed his capabilities in the first years in the Toro Rosso and Red Bull, and then he began to take. He had problems with tires and brakes that was not Riccardo.He has lost his speed, he's just burned out mentally. We much change to return it to its former form, but he would often get into a crash and began to react negatively to criticism. Daniel closed in himself, he wanted nothing to discuss.I remember how Daniel performed in GP3, his incredible race in Spa and Monza. In 2014, Toro Rosso with failing brakes he was fighting with Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari. But not enough to spend a few good races".
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he hoped to fight for the title from Fernando Alonso.Lewis Hamilton "I'm going to prepare to fight more than ever. I will do everything to try and earn his fifth title next year.It will be a four-sided confrontation we, Red Bull, Ferrari and possibly McLaren. We can't afford to be complacent after the victory, we need to continue to work and improve in all areas.McLaren got the Renault engines. This year we were having a good duel with Alonso, and I'd like to be more of them in the future. Fernando deserves to fight in the leading group, so I hope he will be able to join the battle".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that he wants to become a faster pilot next year, especially in qualifying, where he lost to teammate max Verstappen with the score 713.Daniel ricciardo "I don't often attacked in the race, but perfectly acted in the qualification. But this season things have changed, and Saturday was for me not the best.Feel that on Sundays I'm still progressing, but this year I have achieved stagnation in the results. I wouldn't call it a step backwards, but I will work to become faster next year. In the end, you can always improve something".
In the next season Toro Rosso will use the Honda powerplant. Technical Director of the Italian team James Ki talked about the difficulties of transition to new engines.James Key "Honda Powerplant are markedly different, they are more compact than the Renault, but have a completely different architecture. You just can't put other engines - much needs to change in the layout of the machine. Yes, some details remain, but some will have to change, and the third and completely develop from scratch.Our team is actively working with Red Bull, but we are doing a lot themselves. We even have our own wind tunnel. Rules for Formula 1 require that we independently develop the car. Gearbox - the only thing we get from Red Bull".