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2016 Red Bull RB12

Beyond the striking matte livery unveiled in London last week, the all-new RB12 incorporates a host of improvements based on the lessons learned from the 2015 season.

Commenting on the new car and the season ahead, Team Principal, Christian Horner said: 'Obviously the late engine decision last year was a challenge but we found a solution in time and the whole team has worked incredibly hard to recover over the winter. Therefore, we're lòòking to build on the significant progress we made in the second half of 2015 and to carry that momentum into the early races of this season.

'My hopes for this season are that we genuinely make progress from where we were last year; that we get our heads down and we really develop the car well and hopefully wîth some performance coming on the power unit side as well that will allow us to get closer to some of our immediate rivals.'

Speaking about the design of the RB12, Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey added: 'I'm often asked what area of the car I'm most pleased wîth but wîth the stable regulations we have at the moment it's difficult to find any major new areas to exploit. Therefore, what we've really tried to concentrate on wîth this car is getting a cohesive package for all the parts – the suspension, the chassis dynamics, aerodynamics – that they all work together in harmony. I think we've managed to build on the lessons of last year and all the indications from our simulations suggest that this year's chassis should be strong.'

Chief Engineering Officer, Rob Marshall added: 'With the RB12, we are optimistic that we have made some good gains, but the difficulty is the wind tunnel and CFD numbers we're seeing are our numbers and unless you can see everyone else's numbers you don't know where you are. We are happy that we are going in the right direction from our own point of view, but we won't know until Melbourne. As far as this car is concerned, I hope we can win some races. That might sound farfetched after last year, where we struggled at the beginning of the year, but I hope this year we can make a bit of a step power-wise and that will level the playing field a bit.'

Commenting further on simulation work wîth the RB12, Dan Fallows, Head of Aerodynamics, said: 'So far, the numbers coming out of the wind tunnel and CFD are encouraging. It's a function of everyone understanding the car that we had last year but also identifying the challenges we had and really focusing on those and I think we have made some fairly big steps forward.

Vital Stats
Engine : 1.6 L., 6-cylinder

'My hopes for the RB12 are that it continues the form that we had wîth the RB11. Obviously we didn't get the results we hoped for but we all knew we had a good foundation in the car, in the chassis, and I'd like to see that continue. Also, the thing I'd really like to see is that the car give us a good foundation for any upgrades we get on the power unit side, from aero and everything else.'


Pierre Waché, Chief Engineer, Performance Engineering added: 'To be satisfied wîth the numbers from aero is a big word, we are never satisfied. It is a continuous development process and we are not lòòking for absolute numbers, we are lòòking for relative numbers compared to others. The progress is significant and we will see if it's enough.'

Looking ahead to the new season, Paul Monaghan, Chief Engineer, Car Engineering concluded: 'My hopes for the RB12? I think we have to focus on just making sure we go to Australia in the best state we can be, well prepared and then get the most out of the car we can at each race and put ourselves in a position where we can challenge for a podium or benefit from anything that happens around us.'

Source - Red Bull
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 Daniil Kvyat
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 Red Bull Racing

2016 Season
Engine: TAG Heuer

2018 Entry: RB14
2017 Entry: RB13
2015 Entry: RB11
2014 Entry: RB10
2013 Entry: RB9
2012 Entry: RB8
2011 Entry: RB7
2010 Entry: RB6
2009 Entry: RB5 Renault
2008 Entry: RB4 F1
2007 Entry: RB3
2006 Entry: RB2
2005 Entry: RB1



2016 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamMercedes-BenzW07 United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
Germany Nico Erik Rosberg 
765
Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari
SF16-H 
Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen
Germany Sebastian Vettel 
398
Force India Formula One TeamForce India
VJM09 
Germany Nicolas 'Nico' Hulkenberg
Mexico Sergio Pérez Mendoza 
173
WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams
FW38 
Finland Valtteri Bottas
Brazil Felipe Massa 
138
Honda Marlboro McLarenMcLaren
MP4-31 Honda 
Spain Fernando Alonso
United Kingdom Jenson Alexander Lyons Button
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 
76
Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso
STR11 
Spain Carlos 'Carlos Sainz, Jr.' Sainz Vázquez de Castro
Netherlands Max Emilian Verstappen 
63
Haas-Hall RacingHaas
VF-16 
France Romain Grosjean
Esteban Gutiérrez 
29
Renault F1 TeamRenault
R.S. 16 
Denmark Kevin Magnussen
United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 
8
10 SauberSauber
C35 
Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Brazil Luiz Felipe de Oliveira 'Felipe Nasr' Nasr 
2
11 Manor MotorsportMercedes-Benz Rio Haryanto
France Esteban Ocon
Germany Pascal Wehrlein 
1
 Red Bull RacingRed Bull
RB12 
Russia Daniil Kvyat
Australia Daniel Ricciardo 

2016 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 Australian Grand Prix Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix CircuitMar 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International CircuitApr 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese Grand Prix ShanghaiApr 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Russian Grand Prix Russian Grand Prix Sochi International Street Circuit, SochiMay 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de CatalunyaMay 2016  Max Emilian VerstappenRed Bull 
 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix MonacoMay 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJun 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 European Grand Prix European Grand Prix Baku City CircuitJun 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Austrian Grand Prix Austrian Grand Prix SpielbergJul 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 British Grand Prix British Grand Prix SilverstoneJul 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian Grand Prix HungaroringJul 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 German Grand Prix German Grand Prix HockenheimringJul 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian Grand Prix Spa-FrancorchampsAug 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Italian Grand Prix Italian Grand Prix MonzaSep 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Grand Prix Marina BaySep 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian Grand Prix SepangOct 2016  Daniel RicciardoRed Bull 
 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese Grand Prix SuzukaOct 2016  Nico Erik RosbergMercedes-Benz 
 United States Grand Prix United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TexasOct 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Mexican Grand Prix Mexican Grand Prix Autódromo Hermanos RodríguezOct 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Brazilian Grand Prix  Autódromo José Carlos Pace, InterlagosNov 2016  Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonMercedes-Benz 
 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas MarinaNov 2016  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
2017 L. Hamilton

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