VIDEO: Revving the tits off a Red Bull

Renault Sport F1 RS27 V8 engine

As you know last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix was the last Formula 1 race for Mark Webber. But it was also the last grand prix for the 2.4 litre naturally aspirated V8 engines we’ve become used to in recent years.

In the Red Bull garage the team decided to send off their Renault RS27 engines with a bang. With its limiter removed the team tried their very best to blow the engine in Mark’s car to pieces. Even at 22,000rpm the engine wouldn’t give up.

It was a spectacularly ear splitting performance from the V8 and the glowing exhausts were equally as impressive. It goes to show how reliable Formula 1 has become as well. Something we’re not so sure we’ll see in Melbourne when the grid first lines up with 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 “power units”.