Infiniti Red Bull Racing


Infiniti's Driving Performance

At Infiniti, performance is in our nature. It is built into every
vehicle we make and the focus of everything we do. It led us
to a technical partnership with four time Formula One World
Constructors' Champion Infiniti Red Bull Racing. This is a
partnership built on performance, and the RB11 performs
brilliantly in the most prestigious racing series in the world.

Infiniti RB11 F1 Car Side Profile | Infiniti Red Bull Racing



The RB11’s hybrid powertrain generates an unbelievable 760 horsepower. All that power comes from a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 that is smaller than a gas engine you’d find under the hood of an American road car, and two Energy Recovery Systems that generate power from heat and kinetic energy.

0-60 MPH:


That 0-60 time is remarkable, but it doesn’t end there. Less than 10 seconds off the line, the RB10 can be doing 190 miles an hour.[*]

Top Speed:

235 MPH

Last season's car, the RB10, hit 225 MPH at Monza. How fast is that? If you’ve ever taken off in a full-sized airliner, you might have an idea. That sensation of speed you feel as four jet engines kick in and rocket you down the runway – that’s the feeling of going 225 miles per hour. Now imagine going that fast in a small car, without a roof, in traffic, just an inch off the road.


5x the weight of the car

The RB11’s front and rear wings, underbody, and diffusers all contribute to producing over 7,500 lbs. of downforce, which is equal to five times the weight of the car. This intense downforce is what allows it to stay in control through high-speed turns.


3.5 G

When an F1™ car screams through a corner at high speeds, drivers experience up to 3.5 G of lateral cornering force, which is more than what an astronaut on the space shuttle dealt with during takeoff.

Infiniti RB11 F1 Car Overview | Infiniti Red Bull Racing
Infiniti RB11 F1 Car Cornering | Infiniti Red Bull Racing


The Power of Nature >

The RB11 is actually a hybrid. It converts kinetic energy from the brakes and heat energy
from the turbocharger into electricity, and then turns that electricity into a 160
horsepower boost. The same principle–capturing energy that would otherwise be
wasted and using it to increase performance–is behind every Infiniti Hybrid.

Infiniti RB11 F1 Car Aerodynamics | Infiniti Red Bull Racing


The Shape of
Performance >

Clearly an F1™ car and a road car are very
different animals, but they are both subject to
the same laws of physics, the same air flowing
over them.

- Rob Marshall

Chief Designer, Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Infiniti RB11 F1 Car with Daniel Ricciardo in the Cockpit | Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Paddle Shifters

Shifting Priorities >

At the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix, the RB10 changed gears about 3,000 times in
under two hours, utilizing a semi-automatic transmission and paddle shifters to
do so. It’s unlikely you’ll ever put your Q60 IPL through such a workout, but it
does have an available semi-automatic 7-speed transmission controlled by
solid magnesium paddle shifters.

Infiniti Technology Inspired by Formula 1™