Archive for the ‘Red Bull Racing’ Category

Is Dan, is good!

One of the highlights from the 2014 German Grand Prix was the battle between Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso. Two-time world champion Alonso eventually won that battle for fifth place, but he was very impressed with the driving abilities of our Daniel. “Daniel is a surprise from Australia,” Alonso told Sky Sports F1 after the […]

2014 German GP: Felipe Massa crash

Amateur footage uploaded to YouTube gives us another look at the opening lap crash from the 2014 German Grand Prix involving Felipe Massa and Kevin Magnussen. You can also see Daniel Ricciardo forced way off track to avoid the incident. The race stewards investigated the crash and decided neither Massa nor Magnussen were responsible and […]

About a boy

Taking any opportunity to get stuck into Sebastian Vettel is something most Australians like to indulge in. Until this year we’ve been used to seeing young Seb toy with our Mark as the young charge did as he pleased with the best car on the grid. So far 2014 has been a nightmare for Vettel. […]

2014 British GP: Post-race press conference

Here’s the transcript from the post-race press conference at the British Grand Prix. We’ll start with a few words from Daniel Ricciardo who explained a one-stop strategy wasn’t his original plan. “We chose to restart on the prime,” Daniel said. “It didn’t seem like the best thing to do at first because we were really […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 British GP

On the weekend Silverstone celebrated its 50th anniversary Lewis Hamilton delighted the home crowd by winning the British Grand Prix. It’s his 27th career win and brings him alongside Sir Jackie Stewart to equal seventh on the all-time list. In even better news for Lewis he has reduced the championship title race to just four […]

2014 British GP: Qualifying report

Nico Rosberg will start from pole position after a topsy turvy qualifying at the British Grand Prix. It’s the German’s fourth pole for the year and once again he was lucky to gain a big advantage over his key championship rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton. Rain was present throughout all three qualifying sessions which meant […]

Is Ricciardo being favoured over Vettel?

Right from the season outset Daniel Ricciardo has shown he’s neither intimdated nor inferior to Red Bull Racing’s golden child Sebastian Vettel. The young Aussie is comfortably ahead of the four-time world champion in the 2014 standings and has more often than not been the best of the drivers left in the wake of the […]

My name is Christian and I am not amused

After one of his team’s most lack lustre grands prix in some time Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner made it clear where he thinks the blame rests for the under performing RB10. Horner is clearly unhappy with the reliability of the Renault power unit. “It’s frustrating that we’re in the situation that we […]

A lap of the Red Bull Ring

The next race on the 2014 F1 calendar is the Austrian Grand Prix (22 June). It sees a return to the old A1-Ring site, which last hosted an F1 event in 2003. The track has since been bought and redeveloped by Red Bull and now it’s pretty much a giant advertising theme park. Giving us […]

Mark v Daniel: The first win

While we’re still in the afterglow of Daniel Ricciardo’s maiden grand prix win it’s timely to compare the immediate in-car reaction of Daniel with Mark Webber after his first F1 victory (see video after the break). The circumstances leading to the wins for each is vastly different, in the paths their careers have taken and […]

2014 Canadian GP: Post-race press conference

Hey, guess what Australia, Daniel Ricciardo just won the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix! His first ever F1 victory—how cool is that. Here’s what he said after being asked what it was like to join the small but elite club of Australian drivers who have won a grand prix: Yeah, it’s awesome. It’s still sinking in […]