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Why would you judge a new design before you even see it Fox?
I'm glad the boys have had time in the windtunnel. They deserve that for all their hard work over the past few years.
Red Bull realistic on 2005 hopes Coulthard gave Red Bull's new car a first test on Monday The boss of Red Bull Racing says the team face a difficult year in 2005. The ex-Jaguar team, now owned by soft drinks magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, unveiled their new car on Monday. Red Bull sporting director Christian Horner said: "We want to punch above our weight and grab any opportunities as they present themselves. "But I've inherited a car and engine from a previous management and this year will be putting in the foundations and a structure for the future." The team's only confirmed driver, David Coulthard, put the first laps on the new RB1 car at Jerez in southern Spain. The Scot will test this week alongside Austrian Christian Klien and Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi, who are vying for the second seat. Coulthard said that to expect the team to win a Grand Prix this season would be a "pipe dream". Red Bull bought the team in November, so the car is effectively the machine Jaguar would have raced had they carried on, although its design process was disrupted by the uncertainty over the team's future last year. The team was owned by US car giant Ford, which sold its engine supply company Cosworth as well. Cosworth, now owned by the bosses of the US-based Champ Car series, are continuing as Red Bull's partner. "Certainly the power of the engine looks respectable," Horner said. "Obviously reliability is going to be key this year... we will have a step forward on the engine half way through the year but they are competing against some very big opponents and it's enormously difficult." Most F1 teams use engines supplied by major motor manufacturers with budgets of well over £100m.
Quick question... I thought I read somewhere that the 107% rule is coming back this year. Can someone confirm this? This could be disaster for the first 3 races...
Change engines before the race, tune up the bastard to run 300k's and go like hell. Take the grid penalty. What have we got to lose!!!
OK, apart from sanity and money, what have the Romans ever done for us??