Tag: RBR

Vettel surges to Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix pole

 vettel-surges-formula-1-indian-grand-prix-pole  Round 17 of the Formula One World Championships at the circuit in New Delhi saw reigning champion and current championship leader Sebastian Vettel surge to his fifth pole position of the year ahead of team mate Mark Webber and rival Lewis Hamilton. Vettel’s pole time of 1:25.283 was only four hundredth of a second quicker than Webber as the top six fastest qualifiers were within the 1:25 mark into the last fifteen minutes of the 60-minute session.

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Raikkonen quickest on 4th day of final F1 pre-season test

 raikkonen-quickest-4th-day-final-f1-pre-season-test  At the final day of the second and last Formula One pre-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona, Kimi Raikkonen was the quickest of the lot with a fastest time of 1:22.030, as the Finn looped more laps than any drivers (121) on the Catalan track. Both Fernando Alonso and Bruno Senna were two-tenths of a second behind the 2007 F1 Champion in second and third overall.

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Alonso quickest on fourth & final day Formula 1 test at Jerez

 alonso-quickest-fourth-final-day-formula-1-test-jerez  The fourth and final of the official Formula 1 testing at Jerez de la Frontera circuit, Spain saw Fernando Alonso top the timesheets, ahead of Toro Rosso’s rooke Jean-Eric Vergne and double F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel. Alonso lapped 39 laps and posted a fastest time of 1:18.877 in a F2012.

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Red Bull Racing’s RB8 out to seek a three-peat in F1

 red-bull-racings-rb8-seek-three-peat-f1  Back-to-back F1 Champions Red Bull Racing (RBR) did a similar roll-out of their new RB8 at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in Spain yesterday. The RB8 is the eighth variant to come off the RBR factory at Milton Keynes and the fourth “RB” designed by Technical Director Adrian Newey.

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Red Bull Racing add Buemi as test and reserve driver for 2012 F1 season

 red-bull-racing-add-buemi-test-reserve-driver-2012-f1-season  Back-to-back F1 Champions Red Bull Racing have announced its 2012 Formula One World Championship drivers’ line-up. Of course, the incomparable Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber still helm the two competitive seats for the new season, with former Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi (above right) joining the F1 heavyweights as test and reserve driver.

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Webber captures first win of 2011 in Brazil; Button finishes as Vice-Champion

webber-captures-win-2011-brazil-button-finishes-vicechampion  The final Formula 1 Grand Prix of the season at the Interlagos circuit in Brazil saw Red Bull Racing’s 2nd driver Mark Webber beat his komrade to the top step of the podium thanks to a slight technical fault in Sebastian Vettel’s RB7.

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Vettel marches on to potential 2nd Championship after Spa victory

vettel-marches-potential-2nd-championship-spa-victory  The twelfth round of the Formula One World Championships at Spa Francorchamps did not yield any surprises as Red Bull Racing (RBR) duo Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber stomped to another dominant 1 – 2 finish ahead of Jenson Button and the rest of the field. The top ten finishers included Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Adrian Sutil, Felipe Massa, Vitaly Petrov and Williams’ rookie Pastor Maldonado.

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Vettel gets the better of changing conditions at Spa, rookies slot into top ten

vettel-changing-conditions-spa-rookies-slot-top-ten  Sebastian Vettel topped the qualifying timesheets for the Belgium Grand Prix, the twelfth round of the Formula One World Championships, ahead of rival Lewis Hamilton and team mate Mark Webber. In a fast-pace and changing conditions session, big names like; Jenson Button, Michael Schumacher, were classified outside Q3, while the young pretenders Jaime Alguersuari, Bruno Senna and Sergio Perez made the cut in Q3 and inside the top ten listings.

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Webber inches ahead of Vettel in Spanish GP qualifying

webber-inches-vettel-spanish-gp-qualifying  The Circuit de Catalunya has traditionally been favorable to the McLarens and Ferraris, but this season the two established teams would first have to contain the two RBR drivers. However, it won’t be an easy task. Last year, the Red Bulls were completely dominant in Barcelona and that situation seems to be repeating itself, as 2010 winner Mark Webber took pole position ahead of team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

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Video: Korean GP circuit with RBR Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel

video-korean-gp-circuit-rbr-mark-webber-sebastian-vettel  The South Korean county of Yeong-Am is scheduled to hold its first ever Formula One race in the third week of October. Dubbed the Korean Grand Prix, the 5.6km circuit will host Round 17 of the Formula 1 World Championship from 22 – 24 October.

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