F1: Despite Ferrari Dominance, Hamilton Steals Pole in China

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JIADING, Shanghai, China — Despite the best efforts of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton was able to grab pole for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, setting the all-time fastest lap of 1:31.678 on his way to his 64th pole position, just one away from his hero Ayrton Senna, and joined Senna and Michael Schumacher as the only drivers to …

F1: Red Bull Racing to Compete With TAG Heuer-Branded Power Unit During 2016 Championship

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MILTON KEYNES, U.K. — official team release — Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe photo — From the milliseconds that separate victory from defeat to the finely balanced and perfectly measured rhythm of a racing engine, in motorsports: timing is everything. And with the curtain falling on the 2015 Formula One season and the sport gearing up for next year’s challenge, Red Bull …

ROC: Ricciardo Joins Doohan to Complete Team Australia Lineup for 2015 Race of Champions

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LONDON — official series release — Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe photo — Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo will make his Race Of Champions debut in London on Nov. 20-21, partnering with motorcycle racing legend Mick Doohan as Team Australia at the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – the home of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ricciardo set the …

F1: Infiniti Red Bull Racing Partners With Hisense

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MILTON KEYNES, England — official team release — Infiniti Red Bull photo — Infiniti Red Bull Racing announced on Thursday a multi-year partnership with Hisense, China’s leading electronics manufacturer, which will see Hisense become an Official Supplier to the team — enabling the company to showcase its technology and raise global brand awareness. As part of the agreement, Hisense’s logo …

F1: Red Bull Racing Uses Camouflage Livery to Unveil RB11 in Jerez

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JEREZ, Spain – official team release — Red Bull photo — After an intensely busy off-season, Infiniti Red Bull’s Racing’s 2015 Formula One car, the RB11, has hit the track and begun testing at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain ahead of the new season. Featuring a striking new test livery, the RB11 features a host of improvements in all …

F1: Thieves Break Into Red Bull F1 Factory; Steal More Than 60 Trophies

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MILTON KEYNES, England — staff report — Dan Istitene/Getty Images Europe photo — Thieves broke into the Infiniti Red Bull Racing factory on Friday night, stealing more than sixty trophies that were won by the team over their competitive history in Formula One. Police statements indicated a group of around six men used a vehicle to drive through the front entrance …

F1: Infiniti Red Bull Racing Partners With EXNESS for 2015 Season

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MILTON KEYNES, U.K. — official release — Infiniti RBR photo — Infiniti Red Bull Racing has formed a partnership agreement with EXNESS, one of the world’s largest retail Foreign Exchange Brokers. The association will formally begin on Jan. 1, 2015 and the EXNESS logo will be featured prominently on the cockpit of the RB11, to be piloted in 2015 by …

Open Wheelin’ Blog: Seismic Shakeup; Will Vettel’s Move to Ferrari Mirror Michael Schumacher’s?

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Mark Thompson/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — At the scheduled start time for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix, the city of Suzuka will be slammed with Super Typhoon Phanfone, threatening safety around the nation with winds of 150mph and threatening the race with the promise of torrential rain and winds …

F1: And So It Begins; Sebastian Vettel Leaving Infiniti Red Bull Racing for 2015

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SUZUKA, Japan — staff report — Steve Etherington photo — Four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel will not return to Infiniti Red Bull Racing following the end of the 2014 season. Vettel, who has won the last four Formula One World Championships while driving for Red Bull, has gone winless thus far this year while his young teammate Daniel Ricciardo …

F1: Ricciardo Scores Thrilling Third Win of 2014 at Spa; Rosberg Extends Championship Lead After Contact with Hamilton

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FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – official release — Steve Etherington photo — Daniel Ricciardo clinched his and Red Bull’s third victory of 2014 in the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, while Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg survived early contact with teammate Lewis Hamilton to take second and extend his championship lead to 29 points. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas passed Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen …

F1: Ricciardo Hunts Down Two World Champions; Streaks Away to Win Second of Season in Hungary

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — official release — Steve Etherington photo — Daniel Ricciardo hunted down a pair of world champions and won Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. Ricciardo, whose Red Bull team was among the first to go to slick tires after a rainy start to the race, chipped away at the leaders all race long and passed Mercedes …

F1: Ricciardo Exclusion Upheld Following Red Bull Appeal

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April 15, 2014 — official release — AP photo — PARIS, France — Announced today, Red Bull has lost their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion from last month’s Australian Grand Prix results. Ricciardo was disqualified from second place after his car was found to have exceeded the maximum permitted fuel flow rate. Following Monday’s sitting in Paris in which it …