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2014 Red Bull RB10 news, pictures, specifications, and information

OUR TENTH SEASON STARTS HERE: THE RB10 REVEALED

JEREZ, Spain – Today we revealed the RB10, our challenger for the 2014 Formula One World Championship and our first interpretation of F1's radical new technical regulations.

Únveiled in the pit lane this morning at the Jerez Circuit ahead of the first day of testing, the RB10 is powered by the Renault Energy F1-2014.

As a team, we have enjoyed hard-fought success in recent years winning the last four Drivers' and Constructors' titles. Now the game changes. Due to the new regulations, the RB10 has little in common wîth its predecessors.

We've loved the last nine seasons; our tenth starts here.

Adrian Newey: Ready for a New Era
Regulation changes, design changes and in particular the big discussion revolving around the new car noses in Formula One for 2014: We hear from Adrian ahead of the big pre-season roll out in Jerez.

Q1: What are the two key regulation changes for this season?

Newey
: This season we have two big regulation changes, the first one concerning the engine. We've gone from the normally aspirated 18000 rpm V8 to a turbo charged 1.6-liter V6 wîth much higher electrical content – KERS in layman's terms – and very strict fuel consumption. So, we not only have a limit of 100kgs of fuel for the race but we have a maximum flow rate. For reference, the previous engines were using 160kg, so it's a big reduction in fuel. (concept carz)

That of course means there will be a lot of strategy in the race. At most of the races we anticipate will be fuel capacity limited, so we will have to save fuel during the race. That will mean a different driving style, where you are compromising lap time at certain points to save fuel. (concept carz) The question then is how you use your remaining fuel? Do you go out quick at the start and then save fuel, or save fuel and sprint at the end – all that will come in to play.

The next major change is wîth the aerodynamics. What sounds like quite a small change, a 75mm reduction in the width of the front wing on each side, has had a big aerodynamic effect. Previously, the front wing end plate allowed us to put the flow off the tip of the wing outside of the front wheel, but now the front wing end is right in front of the wheel – about the worst possible place. It's not inside or outside, so that means the majority of the flow now stagnates in front of the front wheel. A little bit finds its way outside and the rest comes inside, and in doing so makes quite a mess. The front wheel wake becomes much bigger and that causes all sorts of problems downstream as you approach the side pod and diffuser.

On top of that you have a lowered nose lowered to 185mm from 550mm. What you end up is wîth almost two noses – one that is the main bulk of the nose to the minimum side view height and then almost a bulb sticking out from that. I think there will be a few ungainly noses, which is a shame. To me the aesthetics of an F1 car are important: They should look good and not many owners of these noses could really love them.

Q2: How big a challenge has it been to get the RB10 ready in time?

Newey: While it appeared that last season was easy for us in terms of the number of wins and points we had at the end of the year, at the critical area around August it was a very tight battle. Mercedes seemed to have good impetus. Ferrari and Fernando had had a very good start to the season and couldn't be ignored, so we were feeling far from comfortable.

We put a lot into the development of RB9 through June, July and September and inevitably that meant compromises. We only have limited recourses and while we were developing RB9 it meant that work wasn't going into RB10. However, we felt we needed to do that to try to win the championship and then handle the pressure of timescales that resulted from that.

I think time really has been our biggest battle. We haven't had the time we would have liked to do the research on the background before committing to the fundamental hardware of monocoque and gearbox case.

Q3: Christian recently raised concerns about reliability across the grid in the opening races? How long do you think it will take for the racing to settle down?

Newey: The early races could see quite a few upsets in the order. Reliability is naturally the most obvious concern. The power unit is tremendously complicated and while road car manufacturers make some quite complicated hybrid cars, those cars have had the luxury of years of development before they come to market. We've got three tests, around 12 days, and then we're off to the first race. It's a very compressed development schedule and that can bring a lot of problems, so reliability will be an issue.

Equally, everyone will be finding their feet in terms of how to use the engines and how to cope wîth the fuel limits and the aero changes and how to make those work wîth the tires. We have harder tires this year to cope wîth the extra torque of the engines. All those things could make for quite an unpredictable melting pot in the first few races.

Q4: You have a multiple champion on one side of the garage and a much less experienced guy on the other. The team obviously rates Daniel very highly. How would you describe Daniel's abilities as he embarks on his first season wîth the team?

Newey: I think Daniel, through the junior formulae and at STR, has shown a good pace. He's a naturally fast driver. Obviously now it's a matter of the team and driver getting to know each other and working together, seeing how his feedback is. Hopefully it will complement Seb's, as Mark did in the previous seasons. It's a slight journey into the unknown as, although he's been a member of the Red Bull family for seven years, he's been in a different team, so we don't know him that well. Hopefully it will be good and I'm lòòking forward to it.

Q5: Have you enjoyed designing the RB10?



Newey: Yes I have, though it's been a lot of pressure. It's been a lot of long hours for everyone at the factory. It was a very compressed design schedule as we chose to continue to develop the RB9. That really put pressure on for all of us to hit the deadlines. But pressure can be a good thing; it can be stimulating. It doesn't always seem so when you're leaving the factory at some unsocial hour in the evening then gulping down supper and going to bed, but sometimes creativity comes out of those high pressure environments. It's certainly been busy and now it's that time of trepidation where we wait to see if there are nasty shocks and to see what everyone else been up to over the winter.

About Infiniti

Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong wîth sales operations in approximately 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan and the Únited States. Production in China and Europe will start soon along wîth the expansion of the brand's portfolio.

As the Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Infiniti has a far-reaching technical collaboration wîth the Formula One team, and Sebastian Vettel, its four-time World Champion driver, serves as Infiniti's Director of Performance.

More information about Infiniti, its Total Ownership Experience® and its leading technologies can be found at www.infiniti.com. For the latest news on Infiniti, visit InfinitiNews.com, 'like' Infiniti on Facebook or follow the brand on Twitter @InfinitiÚSA. For interesting content on Infiniti in Formula One visit: www.infiniti-gp.com, www.youtube.com/InfinitiGP or follow on Twitter @InfinitiGP.

About Infiniti in Formula One

Infiniti, the premium automotive brand, starts the 2013 season as Title Partner and Vehicle Performance Partner of Infiniti Red Bull Racing. With a deepened technical collaboration across people, process and technologies, an 'open door' approach is enabling both sides to access a pool of innovation, new technologies and R&D resources in the shared pursuit of precision and performance.

Since the partnership's inception in 2011 it has already seen the launch of the Infiniti FX Vettel Edition and product development input from Sebastian Vettel and test driver Sebastien Buemi for the all-new Infiniti Q50 premium sports saloon. Infiniti continues to be the most visible automotive brand in Formula One, and the deepened partnership will ensure closer alignment on an increasing number of future team collaborations.

For interesting content on Infiniti in Formula One visit: www.infiniti-gp.com, www.youtube.com/InfinitiGP or follow on Twitter @InfinitiGP.

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2014 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
 Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrariF14 T Spain Fernando Alonso
Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen 
 Vodafone McLaren MercedesMcLaren
MP4-29 
United Kingdom Jenson Alexander Lyons Button
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 
 Force India Formula One TeamForce India
VJM07 
Germany Nicolas 'Nico' Hulkenberg
Mexico Sergio Pérez Mendoza 
 WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams
FW36 
Finland Valtteri Bottas
Brazil Felipe Massa 
 SauberSauber
C33 
Esteban Gutiérrez
Germany Adrian Sutil 
 Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso
STR9 
Russia Daniil Kvyat
France Jean-Eric Vergne 
 Red Bull RacingRed Bull
RB10 
Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Germany Sebastian Vettel 
 Caterham F1 TeamCaterham
CT05 
Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Germany Andre Lotterer
United Kingdom William Stevens 
 Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamMercedes-Benz
W05 
United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Germany Nico Erik Rosberg 
 Team LotusLotus
E22 
France Romain Grosjean
Venezuela Pastor Rafael Maldonado Motta 
 Marussia Virgin RacingFerrari
F14 T 
France Jules Bianchi
United Kingdom Max Chilton 

2014 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 Australian Grand Prix Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix CircuitMar 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian Grand Prix SepangMar 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International CircuitApr 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese Grand Prix ShanghaiApr 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de CatalunyaMay 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix MonacoMay 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJun 2014  Daniel RicciardoRed Bull 
 Austrian Grand Prix Austrian Grand Prix SpielbergJun 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 British Grand Prix British Grand Prix SilverstoneJul 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 German Grand Prix German Grand Prix HockenheimringJul 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian Grand Prix HungaroringJul 2014  Daniel RicciardoRed Bull 
 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps,Spa,BelgiumAug 2014  Daniel RicciardoRed Bull 
 Italian Grand Prix Italian Grand Prix MonzaSep 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Grand Prix Marina BaySep 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese Grand Prix SuzukaOct 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Russian Grand Prix Russian Grand Prix Sochi International Street Circuit, SochiOct 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 United States Grand Prix United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TexasNov 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace, InterlagosNov 2014  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas MarinaNov 2014  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 

Formula One World Drivers' Champions
1950 G. Farina
1951 J. Fangio
1952 A. Ascari
1953 A. Ascari
1954 J. Fangio
1955 J. Fangio
1956 J. Fangio
1957 J. Fangio
1958 M. Hawthorn
1959 S. Brabham
1960 S. Brabham
1961 P. Hill, Jr
1962 N. Hill
1963 J. Clark, Jr.
1964 J. Surtees
1965 J. Clark, Jr.
1966 S. Brabham
1967 D. Hulme
1968 N. Hill
1969 S. Stewart
1970 K. Rindt
1971 S. Stewart
1972 E. Fittipaldi
1973 S. Stewart
1974 E. Fittipaldi
1975 A. Lauda
1976 J. Hunt
1977 A. Lauda
1978 M. Andretti
1979 J. Scheckter
1980 A. Jones
1981 N. Piquet
1982 K. Rosberg
1983 N. Piquet
1984 A. Lauda
1985 A. Prost
1986 A. Prost
1987 N. Piquet
1988 A. Senna
1989 A. Prost
1990 A. Senna
1991 A. Senna
1992 N. Mansell
1993 A. Prost
1994 M. Schumacher
1995 M. Schumacher
1996 D. Hill
1997 J. Villeneuve
1998 M. Hakkinen
1999 M. Hakkinen
2000 M. Schumacher
2001 M. Schumacher
2002 M. Schumacher
2003 M. Schumacher
2004 M. Schumacher
2005 F. Alonso
2006 F. Alonso
2007 K. Raikkonen
2008 L. Hamilton
2009 J. Button
2010 S. Vettel
2011 S. Vettel
2012 S. Vettel
2013 S. Vettel
2014 L. Hamilton
2015 L. Hamilton
2016 N. Rosberg

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