Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat preview the Russian Grand Prix:
Those of you not on social media may have missed Daniel Ricciardo’s recent perhaps unplanned new look.
After being accused of growing a mullet by Ted Kravitz in the build up to the Bahrain Grand Prix it would appear fellow Sky Sports F1 presenter Natalie Pinkham may have taken matters into her own hands, or those of her husband.
Daniel Ricciardo yesterday posted images of his ‘new look’ in progress through his Instagram profile, following it up with a film of Natalie Pinkham’s reaction.
Red Bull Racing have confirmed a multi year technical partnership with Aston Martin. To celebrate the partnership between Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the RB12s will carry the iconic Aston Martin wings logo throughout the 2016 season, making their debut at this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne. Branding can be seen on the sidepod (pictured) nosecone and on the arms of drivers overalls.
British luxury brand Aston Martin and Formula One team Red Bull Racing are today announcing a partnership which sees Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman collaborate to produce a ground-breaking Aston Martin hypercar.
Codenamed Project ‘AM-RB 001’, the new hypercar will represent the ultimate blend of cutting edge F1TM technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design. The combined talents of Newey, widely noted as the most successful Formula One designer of all time, and Reichman, Aston Martin’s design chief since 2005, are set to produce the ultimate hypercar.
Combining the strongest elements of Red Bull Racing, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and Aston Martin, this new Innovation Partnership unites the world’s best aerodynamicists, composite experts and manufacturing masters. All the parties offer different elite capabilities and the combination of all of those skills, ensuring that Project ‘AM-RB 001’ promises to be an exciting prospect for customers and enthusiasts around the world
Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: “Formula One offers the ultimate global stage to build wider awareness of the Aston Martin brand. However, this partnership will deliver even more than that when the hypercar that Aston Martin and Adrian Newey are in the process of developing hits the road.
“Between Q by Aston Martin Advanced, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing AG, we are going to create a car that will excite and stir the imaginations of the car designers of the future and a global audience of sports car “These are exciting times for Aston Martin and arriving hot on the heels of our DB11 launch earlier this month, this new partnership underlines that our brand really is racing again.
Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said of the new partnership: “This is a very exciting project for everyone at Red Bull Racing. Through this Innovation Partnership the iconic Aston Martin logo will return to grand prix racing for the first time since 1960, and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, led by Adrian, will be harnessing our Formula One DNA to produce the ultimate of all road cars. It’s an incredible project which also realises a dream and vision long held by Adrian to design a road car. We are very much looking forward to what I’m certain will be a successful partnership.”
Having an illustrious Formula One career spanning nearly 30 years, and as the designer of ten World Championship winning Formula One cars, the partnership represents a new challenge for Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey.
“From the age of six I have had two goals in life – to be involved in the design of racing cars, and to be involved in the design of a super car.” Newey commented. “Whilst the former ambition went on to form my career to date, the latter has always bubbled away, resulting in countless sketches and doodles over the years.
“The opportunity to now develop and realise those ideas whilst working with Marek and his colleagues from Aston Martin is tremendously exciting. It allows us to translate the technology we have developed in F1 into a new arena.”
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Red Bull Racing’s unique approach to pre race weekend preparation continued yesterday with Daniel Ricciardo joining Australian V8 Supercar Champion Jamie Whincup at Sandown Raceway to try out Red Bull Racing Australia’s one-off Holden Sandman V8
Check out this video to see how they got on:
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And on the Australian GP he added: “There’s a lot of excitement, since early January it’s just been training and focusing on getting the season started so it’s just round the corner now which is good! The winter has gone as well as we could ask for, it’s only been about four months since Abu Dhabi but I think with the time we’ve had we’ve done a pretty good job. If I could choose to be on any podium, sure it would be this one here in Melbourne but let’s see how we go, but I feel prepared and I’m definitely ready. If any opportunities arise then we’ll take them and maximise them and not leave anything left standing on the track on Sunday.
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With the start of the 2016 Formula One World Championship less than one week away, JWGP has teamed up with Red Bull Racing partner PUMA to offer readers the chance to win a signed T shirt from their exclusive new range.
PUMA have a long standing relationship with Formula One teams up and down the pitlane, when talking about their renewed partnership, Global Marketing Director Adam Petrick commented ” PUMA enjoys many synergies with Red Bull Racing, and there’s enormous energy and excitement in both teams to bring our partnership to life in unique and creative ways – through product design, marketing and fan engagement. Our aim was to reveal a new team kit and car livery in a way that breaks with tradition and we’ll continue to push the boundaries of this partnership through the years ahead.”
Daniil Kvyat added, ” The new team kit and lifestyle look that PUMA has designed is great, and I think the fans will also really like the replica wear we have this year. PUMA’s development into the performance and comfort of racewear is really impressive. We spend hours at a time in the car, often in very extreme conditions, so having gloves, suits and bodywear that protects you is so important for us.”
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To celebrate the formal launch of the STR11, Toro Rosso have released an interactive 360 tour of their Faenza facility. The STR11 is the first car to be produced from the upgraded site.
Follow this link to try out the interactive tour