Big news from Formula One, boys and girls, as Red Bull Racing has confirmed that it’s switching to Honda engines starting next season. The announcement brings to an end a 12-year partnership between Red Bull and Renault, which has supplied its engines since 2007. The two won four back-to-back world championships together, but their relationship began to sour after the performance of the French automaker’s powertrain package started slipping off and fell well behind Mercedes in the current era. These past few seasons, Red Bull (now title-sponsored by Aston Martin) has rebranded Renault’s engines under the TAG Heuer name. “This multi-year agreement with Honda signals the start of an exciting new phase in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s efforts to compete not just for grand prix wins but for what is always our goal – championship titles,” said team principal Christian Horner. “Honda’s alignment with both Red Bull Formula 1 teams … [Read more...] about Red Bull Racing’s Switching To Honda Power Starting Next Season
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Share Tweet Share Share Email Red Bull has decided to switch from Renault to Honda power for 2019. After lengthy delays and high tension between the energy drink-owned outfit and its existing supplier Renault. Red Bull will therefore join its junior team Toro Rosso in sharing Honda power from 2019, and leave Renault with only its works team and new customer McLaren Red Bull Racing Team principal Christian Horner said the switch was being made because it gave Red Bull the best chance to compete for titles again. “This multi-year agreement with Honda signals the start of an exciting new phase in Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s efforts to compete not just for grand prix wins but for what is always our goal: championship titles,” he said. “We have always taken decisions such as this dispassionately and with only one criteria in mind: do we believe the outcome will allow us to compete at a higher level? “After careful consideration and evaluation we are certain … [Read more...] about Red Bull Racing officially confirms Honda engine from 2019 F1
Aston Martin has unveiled its latest additions to the Vantage range – the V8 and V12 Vantage S Red Bull Racing Editions – in time for the 2017 Formula 1 season that will kick off in a month from now. The true collectibles, as AM calls the Vantage special editions, have been created by the Gaydon’s in-house personalisation service – Q by Aston Martin. It celebrates the two brands’ unique ‘Innovation Partnership’ and sports signatures of Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo or Max Verstappen (choose one) on both sill and inspection plaques. One can also choose between V8 and V12 naturally aspirated engines. Taking inspiration from RBR’s race livery, owners will be treated to a deep Mariana Blue paint finish as standard. For those wanting a slight twist, gloss Tungsten Silver or satin Mariana Blue exteriors are optional. Complementing the paint job is a race-inspired carbon fibre splitter, diffuser, grille and side strakes. Red infills … [Read more...] about Aston Martin V8/V12 Vantage Red Bull Racing Edition
Max Verstappen has denied claims his error-strewn 2018 season could result in his demotion to Toro Rosso. The speculation hit a high point in the wake of the Monaco grand prix, when despite having a potentially pole and race-winning car, Verstappen crashed out in practice. Every critic is now having his say, but some believe Dr Helmut Marko could decide to demote the young Dutchman from the senior team Red Bull Racing. “I never had a conversation like that,” former Red Bull driver Robert Doornbos told Ziggo Sport. “But it will be ‘How do we ensure this doesn’t happen anymore?’ “Last year Max put the team under pressure with the reliability, and Daniel Ricciardo has refused to sign, saying ‘Let the team prove itself first’. That’s how it works. “But you also have to help each other through these moments,” Doornbos said. Doornbos does’t, however, think Verstappen’s seat at Red Bull is in doubt. … [Read more...] about Verstappen’s Red Bull race seat is under pressure?
Tweet TweetThe French people from Renault released today photos and details on the Red Bull Racing RB7 variant of the current Twingo RS, a special edition designed to celebrate the world title for the 2011 Formula 1 Constructors. Under the bonnet sits a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated engine able to deliver 131 horsepower and 160Nm of torque. In terms of styling, the Red Bull Racing RB7 brings a special black finish with Sirius Yellow accents, new 17-inch Gana alloy wheels, special decals and graphics. At the interior you will find special trim, new two-color upholstery with contrasting yellow stitching, revised seats, steering wheel and dashboard but also an upgraded audio system. The French company says that the model benefits now from a sports suspension able to lower the ground clearance along the Cup chassis which improves the ride. “Twingo R.S. Red Bull Racing RB7 is a pocket rocket packed with performance-enhancing features developed by Renault Sport Technologies,” … [Read more...] about Renault Twingo RS Red Bull Racing RB7 announced