Posts Tagged ‘Red Bull Racing’

27 May 2008: F1: DC visits NASCAR – but it’s only a visit, honest…

David Coulthard is flying out to North America in advance of the Canadian Grand Prix to visit a NASCAR race – but the mere suggestion of a career change is being heavily frowned upon by his team.

25 May 2008: F1: Monaco Grand Prix live blog

Before Monaco qualifying McLaren publicly told its drivers that it expected them to “add to the illustrious history of the team at the Monaco Grand Prix.” And now Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are smarting after failing to find an answer to Ferrari in qualifying. The red cars beat them to the front row by mere hundredths of a second and they command the race. How will the McLarens respond?

23 May 2008: F1: Monaco practice round-up

Lewis Hamilton has everything to play for in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix tomorrow after practice times demonstrated how his McLaren team is running neck and neck with Ferrari. The race, with its famous lack of overtaking opportunities, is even more likely than usual to be won by whoever can take pole position – and the threat of rain during both qualifying and the race itself may make things considerably more interesting.

22 May 2008: F1: Monaco Grand Prix preview

At stake at this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix is not just the distinction of winning one of the most coveted trophies in F1 – it’s also a chance to grab the season initiative. McLaren will be desperate to impose themselves on the race after taking the hunt to Ferrari in Turkey. But the Italian team was still dominant there and it will be looking to underline this dominance in Monte Carlo with the whole world watching.

22 May 2008: F1: Catch up with RBR’s Coulthard and Newey

David Coulthard has hailed a breakthrough in Istanbul after he got to the chequered flag for the first time this season with no failures, collisions or crashes. Writing in his column on the ITV F1 website, he says: “I feel like I got a monkey off my back in Turkey.”

13 May 2008: F1 quotes: Webber threatens to get on his bike…

A slight deviation from the script now as we take a detour from the doings of British racing drivers to report some well-chosen words from the Australian Mark Webber.

11 May 2008: F1: Massa magic conjures victory in Turkey

Lewis Hamilton tried a sneaky three-stop strategy, Kimi Raikkonen fuelled up and ran a long first stint, but neither of them could find an answer to Felipe Massa who won the Turkish Grand Prix by the simple tactic of driving very fast from the front.

11 May 2008: F1: Turkish Grand Prix live blog

On the surface it looks like more of the same – Ferrari’s Felipe Massa on pole for the third year running and seemingly on his way to another big stack of points for Ferrari. But look a little deeper and this has the potential to be a really interesting race.

7 May 2008: F1: will Kovalainen be fit to race in Turkey?

Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren team-mate will find out on Friday whether or not he will be taking part in the Turkish Grand Prix. Plus race previews from Honda and Red Bull.

28 Apr 2008: F1: The Red Bull takeover proceeds apace…

When Red Bull Racing made its debut in F1 back in 2005, with more front than Dolly Parton and a motorhome big and flash enough to take on McLaren’s, jaws dropped. And everything the team did, from sending David Coulthard up onto the Monaco podium dressed in a sponsors’ Superman cloak, to encouraging its principal Christian Horner to jump naked into a swimming pool to celebrate the event, reinforced the impression that the sport now had a major new player on its hands.

 
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