8 things you may not know about Oracle Red Bull Racing
Oracle Red Bull Racing have started off on a good footing in 2023, picking up right where they left off, having claimed both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships in 2022.
From humble beginnings in 2005, they are now the team to catch, with star drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez behind the steering wheels of Team Principal and CEO Christian Horner’s excellent RB19 cars in 2023.
Oracle Red Bull Racing’s partner Pokerstars Casino have compiled this short selection of interesting facts about the team and some of the drivers that have helped drive Oracle Red Bull Racing to success over the years:
- The 2021 and 2022 Driver’s World Champion Max Verstappen was just 7-years-old when Red Bull Racing came into existence in late 2004.
- Christian Horner was the youngest Team Principal at the time of his appointment by Red Bull Racing in January 2005. He was 32-years-old.
- Christian Klien – one of Red Bull Racing’s very first drivers back in 2005 – signed up for military service with the Austrian Armed Forces in 2017.
- Before shooting to fame with Red Bull Racing, Australian driver Mark Webber worked for a time as an apprentice plumber and a woodcutter.
- Oracle Red Bull Racing’s HQ is a 290-acre campus in Milton Keynes which houses the unique MK-7 Experience, named after the team’s Buckinghamshire postcode and also in honour of Red Bull Hangar-7, home of The Flying Bulls in Austria.
- The team have amassed an eye-watering 6000+ championship points to date.
- Verstappen’s record-breaking Drivers’ title win in 2022 saw him claim 15 wins from 22 races and collect 454 points – both new records in the sport.
- After securing a first one-two finish of the season in Bahrain, followed by another in Saudi Arabia, Oracle Red Bull Racing would need to claim another 11 one-twos over the course of the season to overtake the current record set by Mercedes back in 2015 of 12 such finishes… Anything’s possible.