Red Bull

The Team

Could this be a big year for Red Bull? Adrian Newey has more support now and has been in the job just about long enough to have made a difference. The team have a budget three times that of Williams (I’m not sure if that includes Torro Rosso). So they’ll want to see that money starting to work.

The Drivers

David Coulthard had a return to form right after joining Red Bull when he relaxed and started enjoying racing again. One wonders if David might have relaxed too much. When his back went in testing Red Bull borrowed Vettel for the day. David’s time might be drawing to a close.

Mark Webber seems to have become a bit of an old man too. Maybe he’s just been standing too close to David. He’s the unluckiest competitor out there. If things don’t change for him perhaps he too won’t hang around too long. His whingeing must get quite wearing on the team.

Obstacles

The car falling apart on a regular basis. Last years car, especially its gearbox, wasn’t very reliable. This year the gearboxes are being asked to run four races. If Red Bull haven’t fixed the problem they’re in deep trouble.

Prediction

The car has flashes of speed, but the drivers and the cars are a tad unreliable. They will be fighting for best of the rest. But so are Renault, Williams and Toyota.

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About Alex Andronov

Alex Andronov is a writer who lives in the UK. He is currently working on 7 novels, 5 film scripts, 2 plays, 2 TV series, 1 history of the United States, 1 travelogue and trying to find some focus.
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