Lom proud of Red Bull progress

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Linked from http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=262998&FS=F1 --- Over at Red Bull Racing with Fabrice Lom, after the European Grand Prix: the engineer in charge of the Renault partnership with Red Bull Racing reflects on what was a very positive weekend for the team. Q: Fabrice, Red Bull Racing finished the European Grand Prix on the podium and both the team's cars scored points. Are you happy? Fabrice Lom: Absolutely! At Magny-Cours and Silverstone we didn't have very good races...Read Full Story

Sebastien Buemi tests for Red Bull in Jerez

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6528.html --- Sebastien Buemi made his first Formula One test outing for Red Bull on Tuesday morning at the Spanish circuit of Jerez. Buemi, who is 18 years-old, is a member of Red Bull’s junior driver team. The young Swiss driver, who is also competing in this year’s Formula 3 Euroseries, stood in for injured Red Bull tester Michael Ammermueller at last weekend’s GP2 race at the Nurburgring. Ammermueller, who fractured his hand...Read Full Story

Red Bull 'better than results suggest'

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40071 --- The head of Red Bull's engine team reckons the squad is in better shape than it has looked in the last three grands prix. Fabrice Lom, who runs the Renault customer operation for RBR, said the team's recent low-key races were a consequence of reliability problems striking just as its nearest rivals improved. The Red Bulls were beaten by Toyota, Honda and Williams in France and Britain - although Mark Webber was ahead of...Read Full Story

Red Bull appoint Geoffrey Willis as technical director

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6476.html --- Red Bull confirmed on Tuesday that former Honda technical chief Geoffrey Willis is to join the company as technical director. Willis, who will take up his post with Red Bull Technology on July 23, will report directly to chief technical officer Adrian Newey. Willis's first sporting role was with the British America's Cup yacht team back in 1987, when he developed hull and keel designs using computational fluid dynamics...Read Full Story

Horner certain reliability will improve

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40047 --- Red Bull boss Christian Horner is adamant that the team's reliability will improve in the second half of the season, and will not be an issue in 2008. Despite showing promising pace with the Adrian Newey-designed, Renault-powered RB3, RBR has only taken two points finishes this year, with mechanical problems regularly interfering with Mark Webber and David Coulthard's race weekends. Many of the failures have been related...Read Full Story

Interview with Christian Horner

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2007/7/6466.html---Red Bull Racing are not having the easiest of 2007 campaigns. Drivers Mark Webber and David Coulthard have endured a string of retirements - many of them related to the team’s new gearbox - and they have scored points in just two races. With half the season now completed, team principal Christian Horner reflects on what’s gone wrong, what’s gone right, and what the future might hold given the developments coming soon to...Read Full Story

Red Bull confirm Coulthard for 2008

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6417.html --- Red Bull Racing have announced they have extended their contract with David Coulthard to the end of the 2008 Formula One season. It means the team’s driver line-up remains unchanged for next year, with Coulthard again partnering Mark Webber. The news also means that Coulthard, 36, will start his 15th season in the sport. The Scot’s Formula One career began back in 1994 with Williams, when he made his race debut in...Read Full Story