• News/ Tech

    Red Bull Racing launches 2015 F1 racecar with camo livery

    2015 Redbull RB11 F1 race car

    Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren were stood up at this week’s pre-season Jerez Formula 1 test as Red Bull unveiled a striking new test livery for their car.

    It’s not often that Red Bull Racing let their hair down and do something a bit outlandish. Their livery has barely changed since the old Jaguar F1 team was taken over by the cashed-up energy drink company and is a strictly business affair with the typical Red Bull logos and a few others. However, at this week’s pre-season Formula 1 test in Jerez, the Red Bull RB11 racer rocked a dark black and white camouflage livery, which has since become the talk of the pit lane.

    Originally intended to hide the car’s aerodynamic secrets from rival teams like Mercedes-AMG and Ferrari, the livery has wowed F1 fans with some calling for Red Bull to keep the wrap for the rest of the 2015 F1 season. However, that seems pretty unlikely given that you have to squint to recognise the sponsor logos.

    Red Bull’s driver lineup for 2015 includes Aussie young gun Daniel Ricciardo, who was the only non-Mercedes driver to win races last year while his then teammate and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel struggled. Vettel will drive a Ferrari this year, marking his first season away from Red Bull. Red Bull’s second driver is another young lad, Danny Kvyat from Russia.

    Power issues plagued Red Bull last season as the Renault turbo V6 engine didn’t have the outright grunt of the Mercedes engines, however things should be different this season. Red Bull is now Renault’s soul engine customer, and this has allowed the car and engine designers to work more closely for better integration of chassis and power unit.

    Reigning world champions Mercedes are tipped to be a dominant force once again this year, while McLaren and Ferrari have four world champion drivers in total and should be strong. More will be revealed once the lights go out in Melbourne next month, marking the start of the 2015 F1 season.

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  • Videos

    Watch An F-1 Race Car Take On An F-18 Fighter Jet In Most Epic Race Ever (VIDEO)

    What Happens When An F-1 Race Car Takes On An F-18 Fighter Jet?

    An F1 race car lining up against an F-18 fighter jet is the most electrifying races you will ever see! FACT!

    How did this happen? Come on… When something as cool as this comes around you should know that it is Red Bull who are the extreme event masterminds and once again they have delivered another epic stunt.

    Red Bull lined up their latest driver, Daniel Ricciardo, alongside a Royal Australian Air Force F-18 fighter jet. At the start of the race, you’ll see that the race car actually got up ahead of the jet immediately. Though once the plane’s jets kicked in, it was game over.

    What Happens When An F-1 Race Car Takes On An F-18 Fighter Jet? What Happens When An F-1 Race Car Takes On An F-18 Fighter Jet?

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  • News

    Alien Spaceship? No It’s A Piece Of A Red Bull F1 Car

    What you see here is the exhaust manifold from David Coulthard’s RB2 that competed in the 2006 F1 season. What used to be a just a very light piece of a racing car becomes a piece of art on its own.

    The exhaust manifolds are part of Racing Gold’s “PART of the team” collection, where in collaboration with Red Bull, they turn race-used F1 parts into manufactured art for anybody to purchase.

    Photographer Richard Pardon used LEDs on the chromed RB2 manifold to create a sort of futuristic ‘blueprint’ effect and sparklers/fountain candles to try and re-create what it would look like as if you could see it running.

    This Isn't An Alien Spaceship But A Piece Of A Red Bull F1 Car

     

    This Isn't An Alien Spaceship But A Piece Of A Red Bull F1 Car

    Photo credit: Richard Pardon

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  • Videos

    Behind The Scenes Of Red Bull Frozen Rush (VIDEO)

    If you aren’t aware of the Red Bull Frozen Rush you certainly will be after this video. Its a race like no other – high octane, high adrenaline, extreme snow race where 900hp Pro4 trucks hurtle down the mountain at exhilarating speeds.

    The video below tells us the behind-the-scenes story of how Ricky Johnson earned the first event victory with his crazy run.

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    red bull frozen rush

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  • News

    Red Bull Unveil The RB10 – Will It Take Them To A Fifth Straight F1 Title? (VIDEO)

    Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the last of the top teams to reveal its new race car for the 2014 Formula One World Championship, has finally pulled off the covers. The car is the RB10, aptly named since it’s Red Bull’s 10th season in F1, and it’s the one Sebastian Vettel will be hoping to win his fifth title in. Joining him will be former Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo, who replaces his Australian compatriot Mark Webber this season.

    Red Bull Racing’s RB10 2014 Formula One car

    In line with the new aerodynamic regulations, the RB10 sports a nose design not seen on previous cars from Red Bull. It’s also very different to any design we’ve seen from other teams. Other standout elements of the RB10 include the new side pods and multi-tiered front wings.

    Peak output of about 750 horsepower will come once again from a Renault power unit, which like competitor designs features a turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 engine paired with an Energy Recovery System. The ERS provides an electric boost to the engine and consists of not one but two electric motor-generators: one either helping drive the car or topping up the batteries, and the second either helping spool up the turbo or also topping up the batteries.

    Red Bull Racing’s RB10 2014 Formula One car

    Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo took the RB10 for its first public outing at official F1 testing in Jerez, Spain today. Vettel is aiming for his fifth consecutive Drivers’ title while his Red Bull team is aiming for its fifth consecutive Constructors’ title. The first race of the new season will be the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in mid-March.

    Red Bull remains based in Milton Keynes, England and is run by Christian Horner who serves as team principal. Chief technical officer is Adrian Newey.

    Below are some of the other 2014 F1 cars to have been revealed:

    Mercedes AMG W05
    Ferrari F14 T

    Force India VJM07

    Lotus E22

    McLaren MP4-29

    Williams FW36

    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    If Built – The Red Bull X2014 May Be The Fastest Car EVER!

    Take the best Formula 1 designer in the world and ask him to build a car with no restrictions whatsoever. The Red Bull X2014 is born…

    This is the new concept from Red Bull, the X2014 built by F1 designer Adrian Newey.

    His previous designs have been the RedBull X2010 and the second was the follow-up X2011, which recorded a frightlnly fast 3:10 Nurburgring lap time in Gran Turismo 5, which is as closest simulation to real life racing.

    The Red Bull X2014 will appear in the Gran Turismo 6 “X Challenge” game mode. No details have been released on the speed but if the last one is anything to go by this could well be the fastest car in the Gran Turismo franchise and the fastest on the planet if it was ever to be built. 

    Oh, Lord we hope Red Bull build it!

    The previous RedBull X2010

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    Red Bull X2011

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