The Red Bull RB7 is a Formula One racing car designed by the Red Bull Racing team for the 2011 Formula One season. Lewis Hamilton and McLaren ended Red Bull's monopoly on pole position at the Korean Grand Prix, with Hamilton edging out Champion-elect Vettel by two-tenths of a second. The Belgian Grand Prix marked twenty years since Michael Schumacher's Formula One debut, but Schumacher had a difficult start to the weekend when he lost a wheel on his out-lap in qualifying, sending him to the back of the grid. McLaren struggled with a series of slow pit stops, whilst the promise shown by Mercedes in qualifying was lost in the race when their cars were fuel-heavy and running on the harder prime tyre compound. There were multiple lead changes between Hamilton, Webber and Alonso, with Hamilton capitalising on a slow in-lap by Alonso and a strategy error from Red Bull to secure victory. "F1 2011" redirects here. Vettel continued his title defence in Malaysia, taking pole from Hamilton in the dying moments of the session by just one tenth of a second. Save . Mark Webber ended Vettel's run of consecutive pole positions at the Spanish Grand Prix, but it was fourth-starting Fernando Alonso that led the field into the first corner and through much of the early phase of the race. Michael Schumacher also recovered; having started twenty-fourth on the grid, he was fifth at the end of the race, behind Alonso and ahead of Rosberg. However, his success was short-lived when he crashed into Jaime Alguersuari on the first lap, ending Alguersuari's race and earning himself a penalty. The lead changed several times in the first half of the race, but Vettel eventually established a comfortable lead and would remain unchallenged. At the final race of the season in Brazil, Vettel broke Mansell's record for most pole positions in a season, taking his fifteenth. Jenson Button went on to win the race, his 200th Grand Prix start and the scene of his maiden victory ahead of Vettel in second and Fernando Alonso. [58], Following the confirmation that there would be no new additions to the grid for 2011, Joan Villadelprat of Epsilon Euskadi and Jacques Villeneuve of the combined Villeneuve-Durango teams both announced that they would still attempt to join the grid for 2011,[59][60] exploring the possibilities of taking over an existing team. Jenson Button finished the race fourth ahead of Fernando Alonso. How Red Bull's 2021 F1 car is more than just new stickers. Pirelli returned to the sport as tyre supplier for all teams, taking over from Bridgestone, marking their return to Formula One for the first time since the 1991 season. Vettel seized the lead early in the race, and remained unthreatened for the rest of the race. The early stages of the race saw Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton collide on the pit straight, and Button earning a drive-through penalty for speeding behind the safety car after it was deployed to retrieve the stricken McLaren of Hamilton. Official FIA results list the Constructors' Championship placings as Red Bull Racing, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, Scuderia Ferrari etc. He opted to swap to the intermediate tyres, but the track started to dry out and he was given a drive-through penalty for forcing di Resta off the circuit, taking him out of contention for a podium finish. [4] The FIA published a provisional entry list on 30 November 2010, which was revised on 2 December 2010. The Red Bull RB7 is a Formula One racing car designed by the Red Bull Racing team for the 2011 Formula One season. [5], (key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap), "Driver line-up set for first F1 test of 2011", Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel enjoys perfect day with Kinky Kylie, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Red_Bull_RB7&oldid=1000432009, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Aluminium alloy uprights, carbon-composite double, Seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear Hydraulic system for power shift and clutch operation, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 02:23. He pitted at the end of the lap and had to retire with suspension damage. F1 2011 team guide: Red Bull With last year's champion, Sebastian Vettel, still around they are the firm favourites again Mon 21 Mar 2011 08.00 EDT First published on Mon 21 Mar 2011 08.00 EDT 20 July 2020. Force India entered last four Grands Prix as "Sahara Force India F1 Team". The lead changed several times as the race progressed before Vettel settled into position, but on deteriorating tyres, he was caught and passed by Hamilton four laps from the end. [155] Mark Webber started from pole position in the race; however, Sebastian Vettel took the lead on the first lap. Sebastian Vettel experienced an explosive puncture on the final day, though an investigation by Pirelli attributed the incident to debris on the circuit rather than a critical error with the build of the tyre. Ferrari entered first eight Grands Prix as "Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro". The Red Bull X2011 prototype is 7% more aerodynamic and 5% more powerful than last year’s model. On lap twenty-five, the race was stopped for two hours in the face of a torrential downpour that made the circuit undriveable. The car was launched online on 6 February, and made its debut at the first pre-season test at Jerez. By: Jonathan Noble. The FIA published a provisional entry list on 30 November 2010, which was revised on 2 December 2010. Nico Rosberg led the early stages of the race, but was powerless to defend against Sebastian Vettel once the DRS was activated. Red Bull have called their 2021 F1 car the RB16B rather than the RB17 as expected. 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After weeks of secrecy the design tricks of Red Bull's new RB16B challenger are slowly being revealed during Formula 1 pre-season testing. Button and Vettel pitted together, but Button made a bizarre mistake, mistakenly pulling up in the Red Bull pits, and allowing Vettel to get back out onto the circuit in front of him. [151] Lewis Hamilton finished in second place, and Russian driver Vitaly Petrov attained his maiden podium in third, with Renault hailing his dramatic off-season turn-around after a difficult debut season in 2010. Vettel ran wide and off the dry line of the final lap of the race, handing Button the race win. Uncertainty over rule changes and exemptions concerning the use of off-throttle blown diffusers dominated off-track discussion at the British Grand Prix, though consensus within the media was that the issue did not directly affect the sport. The positions remained constant through the halfway point of the race while Team Lotus experienced their second double-retirement in three races and Nick Heidfeld's Renault exploded after a prolonged pit stop. Lewis Hamilton fell further behind after making contact with Felipe Massa at the halfway point, the third time the two had come together in four races. Red Bull RB15: Technical analysis F1 technology Posted on . Felipe Massa, finishing fifth in his home race, became the first Ferrari driver since Ivan Capelli in 1992 who failed to finish on the podium all season. Despite leading the race at one point, Fernando Alonso struggled with his tyres, and slipped down the running order, being passed by Mark Webber and Jenson Button, who had recovered from thirteenth on the grid. The two McLaren drivers traded places several times in the greasy conditions, with Hamilton leading long enough to give him the first strategy call within the team. The Red Bull RB9 is a racing car designed by Formula One racing team Infiniti Red Bull Racing. Pirelli's medium-compound tyre made its race debut in Valencia, which once again saw Vettel on pole. Bruno Senna replaced Nick Heidfeld at Renault, qualifying seventh in variable conditions on his return to Formula One. When the race was finally resumed, a narrow dry line began to appear around the circuit, and Button began to work his way through the field, having run as low as twenty-first and last place after his penalty. Red Bull F1 Team takes the wraps off its new car - the RB16B - as the fourth F1 team to launch its 2021 challenger ahead of the upcoming season. Vettel went on to win the race, but Red Bull's one-second advantage in qualifying was gone by the race as Lewis Hamilton spent most of the final stint within one second of the lead. At first glance Red Bull's new 2021 Formula 1 car … The car achieved three 1-2 finishes during the season. Aston Marin Red Bull Racing RB15 2019 F1 race car Unlike Mercedes-AMG, which revealed its newest F1 race car on Thursday, RBR didn't provide much detail about the RB15's design changes. Teams competed with tyres supplied by Pirelli. Toute l'actualité de la Formule 1 et du championnat du monde F1 2021. Jenson Button tightened his grasp on second place in the championship, finishing eight seconds behind Vettel, whilst Fernando Alonso completed the podium ahead of Mark Webber. Hamilton took the lead going into the first corner of the race, and the early stages of the Grand Prix were marked by the drivers attempting to find grip on an unusually cold circuit. Dec 21, 2020, 2:41 PM. Webber caught Vettel in the dying stages of the race, but was given a late team order to maintain his position, and the Australian finished third behind his teammate. Further down the order, Schumacher received several carefully worded instructions from team principal Ross Brawn, reminding him not to cut across the track to defend against Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel achieved both pole position and the race win ahead of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, who had been rapidly catching the race leaders at the time of the race stoppage. With four laps to go, Button had passed Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher for second place and was catching Vettel at a rate that meant he would only catch the championship leader on the final lap. Renault competed under a British license. Pictures and footage of the car on track have so … The FIA tightened its driving standards, moving to prevent overly aggressive driving and driving beyond the boundaries of the circuit to gain an advantage by implementing stricter penalties for drivers observed to be doing so. It was driven by defending champion By: Matt Somerfield. [94] This was later revised to nineteen races with the postponement and later cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel equalled Nigel Mansell's record of fourteen pole positions in a season when he was fastest in qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Having started in eighteenth position, Mark Webber recovered to achieve the third podium place. As a kid Ayrton Senna was my idol and, of course, I dreamed to have the chance to one day try this kind of car," said Ogier. Both Senna[156] and Hamilton[157] admitted responsibility for their respective incidents. This page was last edited on 11 March 2021, at 01:08. Red Bull has concluded a deal to buy Honda's F1 engine technology and will run the engines until 2024. The race saw several incidents on the first lap, with contact between several drivers at the first corner, and again at Turn 3. From the humble origins of a fizzy energy drinks purveyor buying the Jaguar Formula 1 team for $1 from Ford, Red Bull Racing went on to conquer the world four times – … Discipline. It is one of the most dominant Formula One cars ever built, winning 12 of the 19 races and claiming all but one pole position in the 2011 season, in part due to the innovative but controversial exhaust-blown diffuser. Further rule amendments granted greater powers to the race stewards. Red Bull Racing est une société britannique qui engage l'écurie Red Bull Racing et qui dispute le championnat du monde de Formule 1 sous licence autrichienne depuis 2007. Introducing the Red Bull X2011 F1 Concept Car. Vettel used the RB7 to claim the 2011 World Drivers' Championship in Japan and Red Bull won the World Constructors' Championship the following weekend in South Korea. It was instead rescheduled to the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona from 8–12 March. Vettel went on to win the race by three seconds from Jenson Button, who also claimed second place in the points standings; with two wins, Vettel left Malaysia with twice as many points as the McLaren driver. Red Bull Racing won the Constructors' Championship.