Red Bull RB1

The Red Bull RB1 is a Formula One racing car designed by Jaguar Racing for use in the 2005 season. However, with the Red Bull buyout of the Jaguar Racing team, it was used instead by Red Bull Racing.

Red Bull RB1
Coulthard RedBull Canada2005.jpg
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorRed Bull
Designer(s)Mark Smith (Technical Director)
Ian Pocock (Engineering Director)
Rob Taylor (Chief Designer)
Ben Agathangelou (Head of Aerodynamics)
PredecessorJaguar R5
SuccessorRB2
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon fibre monocoque
EngineCosworth TJ2005 3.0-litre 90° V10 naturally-aspirated mid engined
TransmissionRed Bull 7-speed sequential
Power915 hp (682.3 kW) @ 19,000 rpm
FuelBP
LubricantsCastrol
TyresMichelin
Oz Wheels
Competition history
Notable entrantsRed Bull Racing
Notable drivers14. United Kingdom David Coulthard
15. Austria Christian Klien
15. Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
Debut2005 Australian Grand Prix
Last season2005
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
19000
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

Scot David Coulthard drove for the entire season, with Austrian Christian Klien and Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi sharing the other car. Liuzzi raced in four of the rounds, with Klien racing in the other 15 rounds. The team had two test drivers: American Scott Speed and Swiss driver Neel Jani.

The chassis was designed by Mark Smith, Rob Taylor and Ben Agathangelou and the car's engine was a Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 litres (183 cu in) V10. The team's main sponsor was Red Bull. The RB1 was the first car built by Red Bull Racing after the energy drinks manufacturer bought the Jaguar Racing team in 2004.

The RB1's best result was a fourth-place finish on its debut at the 2005 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, and at the 2005 European Grand Prix held at the Nürburgring. Both results were achieved by David Coulthard. Christian Klien's best finish was fifth at the season finale in Shanghai. Vitantonio Liuzzi's best finish in the RB1 was eighth in his debut race, the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

The RB1's first race was the 2005 Australian Grand Prix and its final race was at the 2005 Chinese Grand Prix. The chassis was reused for the Toro Rosso STR1 in 2006.

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Complete Formula One resultsEdit

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Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
2005 Red Bull Racing Cosworth TJ2005 V10 M AUS MAL BHR SMR ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN TUR ITA BEL BRA JPN CHN 34 7th
  David Coulthard 4 6 8 11 8 Ret 4 7 DNS 10 13 7 Ret 7 15 Ret Ret 6 9
  Christian Klien 7 8 Ret 8 DNS Ret 15 9 Ret 8 13 9 9 9 5
  Vitantonio Liuzzi 8 Ret Ret 9

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