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Red Bull breaks ground on ambitious F1 powertrain division

Red Bull is targeting the "best talent" available in Formula 1 to join its ambitious engine project, as work began this week on its new state-of-the-art factory in Milton Keynes.

Verstappen surprised how good wet start was at Imola

Max Verstappen was surprised by his fast getaway at the start of Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after Red Bull struggled to do so in wet conditions last year.

Knife-edge F1 battle risks Red Bull/Mercedes development war

Red Bull fears it and Mercedes will have no option but to keep developing their 2021 Formula 1 cars long into the season if the title battle remains super close.

Perez "very sorry" to Red Bull after Imola F1 woes

Sergio Perez has apologised to the Red Bull Formula 1 team for his troubled run at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that left him out of the points.

Perez: I'm miles away with Red Bull F1 car despite Imola front-row start

Sergio Perez was surprised to qualify second for Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he still feels “miles away” from gelling “naturally” with Red Bull’s car concept. 

Hamilton: Red Bull has better set of F1 strategy cards to play at Imola

Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull strategically holds “better cards” heading into Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with its drivers starting behind the world champion on different tyres. 

Perez: Last-corner mistake cost me pole in Imola qualifying

Sergio Perez was left ruing a final-corner mistake during Formula 1 qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying he “should have been on pole”.

Horner: Aston Martin ‘a little naive’ to expect F1 aero rule tweaks

Christian Horner believes it is "a little naive" for Aston Martin to expect tweaks to Formula 1's aerodynamic rules to even out the impact on varying car concepts.

Perez: Red Bull must keep taking F1 qualifying strategy risks

Sergio Perez feels Red Bull must continue making bold Formula 1 strategy calls despite heading the pack at the start of 2021 and the circumstances of his Bahrain Q2 elimination.

How Red Bull plans to take AI in F1 to the next level

A new tie-up between Red Bull and computer technology giant Oracle has potential to advance strategic decision making on-track, in the design office and in the fans experience too

Is Imola a must-win for Red Bull to break Verstappen’s Italy F1 curse?

Lewis Hamilton prevailed against the odds in Bahrain after a hard-fought battle against pre-event favourite Max Verstappen. The Red Bull Formula 1 ace is strongly tipped again for this weekend's Emilia-Romagna GP, but another defeat to Mercedes could have damaging consequences

Albon: Red Bull reserve role more important than DTM for F1 return

Alex Albon believes his test and reserve driver duties with Red Bull will play a bigger role in securing a potential Formula 1 return than anything he does in DTM.

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace Plus

Verstappen exclusive: Why lack of car-racing titles won't hurt Red Bull's ace

Max Verstappen’s star quality in Formula 1 is clear. Now equipped with a Red Bull car that is, right now, the world title favourite and the experience to support his talent, could 2021 be the Dutchman’s year to topple the dominant force of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?

How crucial marginal calls will decide the Red Bull vs Mercedes battle in F1 2021 Plus

How crucial marginal calls will decide the Red Bull vs Mercedes battle in F1 2021

The longer Red Bull can maintain a performance edge over Mercedes, the better the odds will be in the team’s favour against the defending world champions. But as the Bahrain Grand Prix showed, many more factors will be critical in the outcome of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship

How Williams’ new structure adheres to a growing F1 trend Plus

How Williams’ new structure adheres to a growing F1 trend

Williams held out against the tide for many years but, as MARK GALLAGHER explains, the age of the owner-manager is long gone

Differential issue cost Verstappen 0.3s per lap in Bahrain F1 GP

Max Verstappen was "clearly handicapped" by a differential issue that cost him 0.3 seconds per lap early on in the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, according to Helmut Marko.

Honda: New F1 engine an aero boost for Red Bull

Honda says the aerodynamics of Red Bull’s new RB16B Formula 1 car have been boosted by the design tweaks it made to produce a new super-compact engine.

Red Bull won't "burn" rough diamond Tsunoda in F1

Red Bull insists it will not ‘burn’ Yuki Tsunoda by promoting him from AlphaTauri too quickly, despite his impressive Formula 1 debut.

Hamilton warns Red Bull "could be ahead a lot more" in F1 2021 battle

Lewis Hamilton is pleased Formula 1 fans are excited by a Mercedes against Red Bull title fight but warns that Max Verstappen’s squad could “be ahead a lot more” after Bahrain. 

Honda to assess using F1 engine more aggressively in Mercedes battle

Honda will evaluate whether it can be more aggressive with its Formula 1 engine usage in the races, after Red Bull lost out to Mercedes in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Perez having to adjust driving style to suit Red Bull F1 car

Sergio Perez admits that he is having to adjust his driving style as he continues to get used to his Red Bull Formula 1 car.

How Perez salvaged his Red Bull F1 debut in Bahrain

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has explained how he salvaged his debut with the team by restarting his engine on the formation lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Red Bull lacked flexibility on tyres in Bahrain GP

Max Verstappen thinks Red Bull could have done a better job with its strategy for the Formula 1 Bahrain GP, after boxing itself in with its tyre usage in practice.

Horner: F1 track limit rules should not be "shades of grey"

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Formula 1’s track limits rules should not be ‘shades of grey’, after the Bahrain Grand Prix controversy.

The calls that decided Hamilton and Verstappen's Bahrain battle

Fastest in every session, all signs pointed towards Red Bull and Max Verstappen starting the 2021 F1 season with a victory. That it didn't pan out that way, and Lewis Hamilton scored a surprising win, owes much to an aggressive Mercedes strategy and a pre-race tyre selection that Verstappen would later question

Verstappen explains inability to re-attack Hamilton in Bahrain F1 GP

Max Verstappen has explained why he could not attempt another pass on Lewis Hamilton after giving back the lead following a track limits violation late in Formula 1's Bahrain race.

The rear end overhaul that has transformed Red Bull's F1 car

Red Bull’s crushing form over the Formula 1 season-opening weekend in Bahrain suggests it has dialled out the aerodynamic issues that caused problems last year.

Perez "has to be patient" with himself after Bahrain Q3 miss

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez says he is unconcerned by missing Q3 in Bahrain GP qualifying because he has to be "patient" with himself at his new team.

Red Bull explains time loss caused by Verstappen's Q1 floor damage

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Max Verstappen carried damage worth approximately 0.1 seconds for the rest of Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying after his Q1 kerb strike.

Horner: Cost of F1 sprint races "needs to be accommodated" in budget cap

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says top Formula 1 teams like his do not have the financial leeway to run sprint races this year unless the cost cap gets lifted.

Perez lacking single-lap pace with Red Bull F1 car

Sergio Perez says he's lacking single-lap pace with his Red Bull at the moment, after ending the opening day of practice in Bahrain more than half a second adrift of team-mate Max Verstappen.

Red Bull been through "pain" of F1 cost cap redundancies

Red Bull has revealed it's been "through the pain of redundancies" to adhere to Formula 1's new 2021 budget cap, amid fears costly sprint races could force further staff reductions.

Perez impressed by Red Bull F1 team's "flat out" attitude

Sergio Perez says Red Bull’s "flat out" attitude in taking everything to the limit has been a stand out feature for him since joining the Formula 1 team.

Is this Red Bull’s best chance to beat Mercedes? Plus

Is this Red Bull’s best chance to beat Mercedes?

If the winner of pre-season testing can turn its early form into a season-long challenge, then the hegemony of F1’s top team could genuinely be under threat. Both teams are talking up the other as the 2021 season approaches its start, which could mean everything - and nothing

Why Red Bull believes it can break F1’s hybrid-era cycle Plus

Why Red Bull believes it can break F1’s hybrid-era cycle

For the past four seasons Red Bull has come on strong in the final races – but only after starting from a low bar. This year, team principal Christian Horner tells BEN ANDERSON, it’s ready to come tearing out of the blocks…

Verstappen: Red Bull would be "stupid" to think it's ahead of Mercedes

Max Verstappen thinks Red Bull would be "stupid" to think it is heading into this weekend’s Formula 1 season opener ahead of main rival Mercedes.

Verstappen doesn't see himself as 2021 F1 title favourite

Max Verstappen still believes Mercedes is the favourite heading into the new Formula 1 season, downplaying his rivals’ struggles through testing in Bahrain last week.

Perez recalls being ‘kicked out’ of Red Bull junior test

Sergio Perez has recalled being "kicked out" of a Red Bull junior test around 15 years before signing for its Formula 1 team for the 2021 season.

Perez needs five F1 races to get fully up to speed with Red Bull

Sergio Perez believes he will need five races to get fully up to speed with Red Bull in Formula 1 this year, saying he must “be patient”.

Marko hails best ever Red Bull pre-season test

Red Bull has labelled last weekend's pre-season Formula 1 test as the best it has ever had, but it still thinks rival Mercedes has more "up its sleeve".

Verstappen: 2021 pre-season ‘definitely’ my best with Red Bull

Max Verstappen says the last three days of Formula 1 winter testing in Bahrain have "definitely" been his best with Red Bull, but offer no guarantees for the new season.

Mercedes: Data shows we’re not as quick as Red Bull after F1 testing

Mercedes says it has its "work cut out" for the new Formula 1 season after its testing data showed it is not as quick as Red Bull over race runs.

Verstappen refusing to read into Mercedes’ F1 test struggles

Max Verstappen is refusing to read into Mercedes' struggles through Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain, saying Red Bull is not the favourite heading into the opening race.

The secrets of Red Bull's RB16B F1 car revealed

After weeks of secrecy the design tricks of Red Bull's new RB16B challenger are slowly being revealed during Formula 1 pre-season testing. Autosport takes a look at the latest discoveries from the Bahrain paddock.

"Predictable" Red Bull a boost for Verstappen

Max Verstappen suggests Red Bull’s new RB16B Formula 1 car has banished one of the worst traits of last year’s challenger and is now ‘predictable'.

Verstappen "very happy" with F1 test start but downplays Red Bull's pace

Max Verstappen was left feeling "very happy" with his start to Formula 1 pre-season testing after setting the pace for Red Bull on the opening day in Bahrain.

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart Plus

The defining traits that set F1’s best apart

What makes the very best drivers in Formula 1 stand out among what is already a highly elite bunch? ANDREW BENSON takes a closer look at those with the special blend of skill, judgment, feel 
and attitude that sets only a select 
few apart from the rest.

Perez: Red Bull chance will "open many doors" in F1

Sergio Perez believes his chance at Red Bull this season will help "open many doors" for him in Formula 1 in the future

Perez understands struggles to adapt to Red Bull F1 car concept

Sergio Perez says he can understand why drivers have struggled to adjust to Red Bull's Formula 1 car concept, finding it "quite different" to what he has previously driven

Why Verstappen isn't interested in hyping up Red Bull Plus

Why Verstappen isn't interested in hyping up Red Bull

In a pre-season where Red Bull has been unusually quiet, Max Verstappen has also been guarded about the team's fortunes in 2021. Even after trying the RB16B for the first time at Silverstone, the Dutchman was careful to manage expectations

Perez: F1 experience a big weapon in Red Bull fight against Verstappen

Sergio Perez thinks his vast experience in Formula 1 will be a key asset for him at Red Bull as he bids to take the fight to Max Verstappen

Verstappen: Hard to judge Red Bull F1 progress after shakedown run

Max Verstappen says it is hard to judge how much progress Red Bull has made with its new Formula 1 car after only completing a short test using demonstration tyres

Red Bull's missing RB16B fuels F1 tech secret intrigue

Formula 1 teams may be masters of trying to disguise secrets of their new cars when they are first revealed - but Red Bull has taken things to a new level

Perez: Red Bull's 2021 F1 challenger has "good potential"

Sergio Perez feels that Red Bull's new RB16B Formula 1 car has "good potential" after saying its improved grip was noticeable at a filming day on Wednesday

Podcast: What we learned from the Red Bull RB16B F1 car launch

The 2021 Formula 1 team launch season is well underway with Red Bull becoming the latest squad to reveal its new challenger, the RB16B

Perez: "Dream come true" with Red Bull debut in Silverstone F1 test

Sergio Perez called it "a dream come true" to drive a Red Bull Formula 1 car for the first time after completing his first outing for the team at Silverstone

Horner: Red Bull ignoring Verstappen/Mercedes 2022 speculation

Christian Horner says Red Bull will ignore speculation about Mercedes potentially trying to sign Max Verstappen if space opens up in the reigning champion team's Formula 1 driver line-up

Red Bull reveals RB16B Formula 1 car ahead of 2021 season

Red Bull has revealed the first images of its 2021 Formula 1 car, the RB16B

What Red Bull is trying to hide with its RB16B launch Plus

What Red Bull is trying to hide with its RB16B launch

Red Bull made no secret of the fact its 2021 F1 car is an evolution of its predecessor, but in keeping the same foundations while hiding some tightly-guarded updates with its RB16B, the team aims to avoid suffering the same pitfalls of previous years

How Albon plans to fight his way out of Red Bull limbo Plus

How Albon plans to fight his way out of Red Bull limbo

OPINION: Alex Albon has faced the media for the first time since he lost his Red Bull drive at the end of 2020 and dropped out of a Formula 1 race seat altogether. He has a history of bouncing back from setbacks, so here's what he must do to rise again