Red Bull Racing RB15

The Red Bull RB15 is a Formula One racing car designed and constructed by Red Bull Racing to compete during the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.[3] The car was driven by Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly and Alexander Albon. Pierre Gasly was originally meant to be driving the car for the entire season after moving from Toro Rosso to replace Daniel Ricciardo.[4] However, after the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix it was announced that Alexander Albon would be replacing Gasly for the remainder of the season.[5] The RB15 is the first car built by Red Bull Racing with a Honda engine,[6] and made its competitive début at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen's win at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix made the RB15 the first Honda-powered car to achieve victory since Jenson Button won for Honda at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix in the Honda RA106.

Red Bull RB15
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Max Verstappen driving the RB15 during the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorRed Bull Racing
Designer(s)Adrian Newey (Chief Technical Officer)
Rob Marshall (Chief Engineering Officer)
Pierre Waché (Technical Director)
Steve Winstanley (Chief Designer, Composites and Structures)
Dave Worner (Chief Designer, Mechanics and Suspension)
Ben Waterhouse (Chief Engineer, Performance)
Dan Fallows (Chief Engineer, Aerodynamics)
Craig Skinner (Chief Aerodynamicist)
PredecessorRed Bull RB14
SuccessorRed Bull RB16
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisCarbon-epoxy composite structure designed by regulation and built in-house
Suspension (front)Aluminium alloy uprights, carbon fibre composite double wishbones with pushrods, springs, anti-roll bar and dampers
Suspension (rear)Aluminium alloy uprights, carbon fibre composite double wishbones with pullrods, springs, anti-roll bar and dampers
Length5,400 mm (213 in)
Width2,000 mm (79 in)
Height950 mm (37 in) (excluding roll-hoop onboard T-camera)
EngineHonda RA619H, 1.6 L (98 cu in) direct injection V6 turbocharged engine limited to 15,000 rpm in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout
Electric motorKinetic and thermal energy recovery systems
TransmissionRed Bull Technology 8-speed + 1 reverse sequential semi-automatic paddle shift with limited-slip differential
BatteryHonda lithium-ion batteries
Power900 hp (671 kW)[2]
Weight743 kg (1,638 lb) including driver and fuel
FuelExxon/Esso (Exxon for US race only) Synergy and Mobil High Performance Unleaded (Mexican race only) 94.25% gasoline + 5.75% bio fuel
LubricantsMobil 1 Racing 0W-40 fully-synthetic motor oil
BrakesBrembo carbon discs, Brembo 6-piston calipers and pads
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry)
Pirelli Cinturato (wet)
Competition history
Notable entrantsAston Martin Red Bull Racing
Notable drivers
Debut2019 Australian Grand Prix
First win2019 Austrian Grand Prix
Last win2019 Brazilian Grand Prix
Last event2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Competition historyEdit

Opening roundsEdit

In Australia, the team showed good pace during the free practice sessions. However, Gasly was knocked out in Q1 after a strategy error by the team, while team-mate Verstappen qualified fourth, behind the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.[7] In the race, Verstappen finished third, giving Honda their first podium finish since 2008.[8] Gasly recovered from seventeenth to finish eleventh, just outside the points. Team principal Christian Horner praised Gasly for his effort over the radio during the cool-down lap.[9]

In Bahrain, Ferrari dominated the timing sheets of the practice sessions.[10] Verstappen qualified in 5th, while Gasly qualified in 13th.[11] In the race, Verstappen narrowly missed out on the podium as he finished in 4th, while Gasly finished in 8th.[12]

European and Canadian roundsEdit

Post-summer breakEdit

Closing roundsEdit

Later useEdit

A modified RB15 was used during testing of the 2022 tyre compounds after the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[13]

Lap recordsEdit

The car holds the following official and outright lap records as of the 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix:

Event Circuit Circuit Length Driver Time Source
2019 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 4.381 km (2.722 mi) Max Verstappen 1:17.103 [14]

Complete Formula One resultsEdit


Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
2019 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda RA619H P Pierre Gasly 11 8 6F Ret 6 5F 8 10 7 4 14† 6 417 3rd
Alexander Albon 5 6 6 5 4 5 5 14 6
Max Verstappen 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 1F 5 1F 2PF Ret 8 3 4 Ret 6 3 1P 2

Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed over 90% of the winner's race distance.


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  4. ^ "Gasly to partner Verstappen at Red Bull in 2019". 20 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Albon to replace Gasly at Red Bull from Belgium". formula1. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  6. ^ van Leeuwen, Andrew (19 June 2018). "Red Bull drops Renault for 2019 Honda Formula 1 engine deal". Motorsport Network. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  7. ^ Morlidge, Matt (17 March 2019). "Australian GP Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two". Sky Sports. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  8. ^ Galloway, James (17 March 2019). "Max Verstappen takes Red Bull-Honda to Australian GP podium". Sky Sports. Melbourne. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
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  10. ^ Simpson, Christopher (29 March 2019). "Bahrain F1 Grand Prix 2019 Qualifying: Results, Times from Friday's Practice". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  11. ^ "Leclerc takes maiden pole in Bahrain as Ferrari lock out front row". Formula 1. 30 March 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  12. ^ "Hamilton profits from Leclerc reliability woe to win in Bahrain". Formula 1. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  13. ^ Somerfield, Matthew (2021-12-15). "The technology on show in Abu Dhabi F1 testing ahead of new-look 2022". Motorsport Network. Retrieved 2021-12-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Hungaroring". Retrieved 2 December 2019.

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