TEAM PROFILE RED BULL
Name Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Address Bradbourne Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 8AT, UK Chassis RB14 Power unit Renault (Tag Heuer) Team principal Christian Horner Chief technical officer Adrian Newey
First GP Australia 2005 Races started 244 Wins 55 Poles 58 Fastest laps 54 Points 3,888.5 Drivers’ titles 4 Constructors’ titles 4
2017 Championship Position 3rd Points 368 Wins/podiums 3/10 Poles 0 Fastest laps 2 Races in points 20
A slow start left Red Bull significantly adrift of Mercedes and Ferrari early in 2017, but they made big strides throughout the season. Will they continue where they left off?
F1 RACING SAYS...
Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen knew they were in for a tough start to 2017 after the first couple of days of pre-season testing. But rapid development throughout the campaign, particularly on the chassis front, gave both drivers confidence for a 2018 title assault. Power unit unreliablilty remains the main concern but Renault (badged Tag-heuer) claim to have moved closer to Mercedes and Ferrari performance. After all, Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton in a straight fight in Malaysia, and utterly dominated proceedings in Mexico. If Red Bull hit the ground running with their new chassis, and Renault produce an all-round competitive engine, Ferrari may have a new rival.
OUR TIP: Red Bull will be pushing Ferrari to be second-best to Mercedes once more.