Red Bull 2009

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber pulled the wraps off of Red Bull Racing’s new car, the RB5, this morning at the Jerez circuit in Spain, and they’ve also released an awesome video to show what’s changed from last year’s cars to this. It’s definitely worth a watch:

It’s another car designed by Adrian Newey, and has his trademark pointy nose. Which looks pretty fragile to me, but then I’m not a world renowned designer so we can only assume he knows what he’s doing!

And apparently, they are being very careful to make sure no one takes photos of their new diffuser…

The car looks quite different to many of the other cars that we’ve already seen launched this year, and the RB5 has an intriguing bargeboard set-up around the front of the sidepods.

Overall though I think this is visually very impressive indeed. I’m sure Vettel is very much looking forward to unleashing this in anger when the test begins proper tomorrow.

Will this be the car that gets Red Bull further towards the front of the grid?

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ref 50. and my wife…:D

this vid to F1 is like casting nigella lawson in tight denims into east enders… it´ll still be east enders.. but at random zapping with her on the screen you´ll watch untill you zap on..

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these cars would look great if it wasnt for the stupid rear wings >:(

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With the clean slate that all the teams have been working with, and the fact that Newey designed this car, I think it’s safe to call the new Red Bull contender a “blue McLaren.” If Newey had stayed at McLaren and worked with the new rules, this is the car that would have been Lewis and Heikki’s ride. Exciting stuff for Red Bull fans.

If Red Bull is ever going to make a bid for the front of the pack, this is the car that is gonna get them there.

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this car looks totally modern compared to the BMW which looks like is made from wood. Adrian newey is a genius!!

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Great to see reb bull trying to add some buzz into the new rule changes in f1. That rear diffuser really does take the rules to the limit, whether it will take red bull to the front is another quest (just look at the testing problems!!!) Adrian Newey really has designed an elegant car, didn’t think that the williams would be beaten on that front.

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Noticed most car magazines are reluctant to place pictures of the ’09 cars? Scared to loose readers?
Must be hard to take good pictures out of coming season, never seen uglier cars before, even a Prius is more in proportion than these snowplows.
Pity this generation drivers for having to drive these Lego cars.

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Just in case anyone hadn’t spotted it – the reason Red Bull are reluctant to show off too much detail of the rear or the RBR5 is not because of some revolutionary diffuser. It’s because of their quite un-revolutionary suspension. The new car uses pull-rod rather than the push-rod suspension everyone has been using for the past 2 decades. Pull-rods are an idea from the dark-ages of F1, but in this case allow that really low-slung rear. Back to the future for genius Newey?!

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Someone at FIA must have forced Vettel to say that the hideous rear wing increases overtaking. It just increases laughter when you look at it.
However another brilliant one from Newey, even though no new car will be as brilliant as 2005 McLaren MP4-20, that was the ultimate car.

Still think a huge number of front wings will litter the tarmac, meeting other wings, tyres, everything. Luckily, the wide wing is too daft a idea to last. Hopefully.

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Well thats the best way to show the changes!! looks good!! not the best tho…..

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It’s gotta be a fight between Williams, Red Bull and BMW for this year…… Mclaren and Ferrari spent too long on their 08 cars (even though Kovalainen and Massa went fastest in Jerez and Bahrain

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NP, can I have some of what you’re smoking? Ferrari and McLaren could have started working on their new cars TODAY and they’d still be up front. It’s just the way of the world…but hopefully we’ll see more of the “best of the rest” up front this year.

I think the fight is going to be between Hami, Kimi, Massa, and Vettel. I think Vettel has a chance of pulling a “Keke” and making a run at the championship with consistent finishes and only a few wins (maybe even just one like Keke).

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Is it me or do I also miss something in the sound when I watch the Youtube Jerez testing? Is this the 1000revs less or the KERS? Oh, if only the V10s were there again and no ugly wings and no stupid KERS….

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The nose of the car look’s like a duck’s beak but if they belive that this car can win races this year I should not mock about it and take this car very serious.

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RBR=best out of this year’s (stupid) regulations.

ING pulling out and so might Renault.

Thanks FIA, 2009 might well be last edition of what was once the best game on the planet !

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That vid was cool! Why cant every team make one?

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If the car works as good as it looks, it will be right up there, especially with Vettel on board. Lets face it, if he can win in the B-Team car, he’s bound to able to do it with this one, i just hope that having a different engine wont have tobig an effect! And also, is it me, or does anyone else think that employees back at the Renault factory are starting to think why the hell did we use a huge cardboard box for our front wing?

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lookin good cant wait for the season to start!!!!! Red Bulls a contender, watch out!!!!!

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If they can get passed Torro Rosso ;) I like it, very good looking car.

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Red Bull car looks great,colours have always had the edge.Wished they would use another engine though.Vettel looks to be the one to watch this year.
Hope the scare-mongers are wrong about it being last F1 although changes at the top to allow more ex-F1 drivers to run Formula 1 wouldn’t be a bad thing.

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Is it just me or are the RedBull colours becoming the new ‘Gulf’?

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yeah i think it might be just you mate

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