Adrian Newey on the Rise of Red Bull in F1

A Charge to Glory – Adrian Newey on the Rise of Red Bull Racing Adrian Newey is the design genius that has single-handedly shaped the style of F1 since the 1990s. Widely credited as the key to Red Bull Racing’s four F1 World Championships, Newey remains as determined as ever to push the engineering limits…

Verstappen’s limited F1 ‘apprenticeship’ comes back to haunt Red Bull

At the time of Max Verstappen’s accelerated graduation to F1 and subsequent promotion to Red Bull, those who questioned the wisdom were lambasted. Verstappen is undoubtedly a prodigious talent and the old adage “if you are fast enough, you are old enough” was frequently rolled out as justification. But being fast is not the sum…

F1 – Under the skin of the new Red Bull RB13

Thanks to the team at Mobil 1 The Grid check out this new video as we go under the skin of the new Red Bull RB13 F1 car. Red Bull RB13 with Chief Aero Engineer Dan Fallows As we await the start of the 2017 F1 season, Red Bull’s Chief Aero Engineer Dan Fallows offers an insight…

Defending Mercedes F1 driver programme

Mercedes F1 junior driver programme came in for significant criticism when Valtteri Bottas was given the nod to partner Lewis Hamilton. Despite Pascal Werhlein’s lack of F1 experience many expected the young German to replace his compatriot Nico Rosberg. When he did not, the Mercedes junior driver programme – particularly in contrast to the Red Bull…

F1 2017 pre-season test 1 review

The first F1 pre-season test of 2017 in Barcelona gave us a chance to see the new era of F1. Wider cars, more aerodynamics and giant tyres saw lap times tumble in Spain. So what did we learn ahead of the 2017 F1 season? Mercedes AMG Make no mistake, the regulation changes for 2017 have…

F1: customer cars a better solution than 3-car teams

Three car teams are back on the F1 agenda as multiple teams teeter on the brink financially and the future of Red Bull/Toro Rosso remains in serious doubt. MotorSportNotes examines the solution that F1 needs to finally accept. Even without the serious risk of Red Bull and Toro Rosso disappearing from the grid in 2016, the…

F1: if Red Bull and Pirelli leave F1, what do they do next?

Pirelli appear to have joined Red Bull and their stablemate, Toro Rosso in actively considering their future in Formula 1. MotorSportNotes examines an intriguing – if unlikely – scenario where all could come together with spectacular results. All out of options? When pretty much everyone significant at Red Bull starting sounding off about their future…

F1 – Jerez 2015 Day 2

Though the 2015 season should, in theory, feature cars that are an evolution from last season, those chasing Mercedes are pushing the envelope. Jerez day 2 went some way to proving that. After catching the eye on day 1 with their camouflage livery, Red Bull were once again catching the eye today but for the…

Fernando Alonso’s (limited) options

Fernando Alonso’s partnership with Ferrari has yielded nothing but near misses. As Ferrari face another season out of Championship contention, what are his future options?