THE RB9

  • Fuel

    The RB9 isn’t powered by rocket fuel, or jet fuel, or some other exotic concoction. Like all F1 cars, the RB9 runs on a gasoline mixture very similar to what you put in your own car.

  • Power

    The RB9 is powered by a 2.4-liter V8 engine generating approximately 750 horsepower and limited to a screaming 18,000 rpms. A 7-speed manual transmission manages all that power.

  • Tires

    The average steel-belted radial tire typically lasts about 10,000 miles. F1 tires, made of both synthetic and natural rubber with an underlying nylon/polyester structure, are good for approximately 75 miles.

  • Data Display

    The RB9 doesn’t have a dashboard, but drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber still need to know certain information. Performance data like speed, rpms, and lap times are displayed on a small LED screen mounted on the chassis.

  • Aerodynamics

    The aerodynamics of the RB9 strike a very delicate balance. The car needs to slip through the air with minimal drag— hence the low, sleek profile—but the front and rear spoilers need air to create downforce. The engine also needs a lot of air, both to perform properly, and to stay cool.

  • Weight

    In 2013, F1 regulations have bumped the allowed weight of the car and driver combined up by two kilograms, to 642 kg (1,415 lb).

THE INFINITI RED BULL RACING DRIVERS

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber: two drivers that make up the best 1-2 team in the world today. Two men with the talent to take the checkered flag in every race on the 2013 F1 schedule. Together, they have taken the last three Formula One Constructors’ Championship Trophies. This year, they hope to make it a fourth straight with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Nationality: German
    Date of Birth: 03 July, 1987
    Hometown: Heppenheim, Germany


    He’s just 26 years old, but Sebastian Vettel has already put together a career for the ages. In 2012, he won his third straight Drivers’ Championship, something only two other drivers in the history of Formula One have been able to do. This year, he goes for the elusive fourth, behind the wheel of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9.

  • Mark Webber

    Nationality: Austrailian
    Date of Birth: 27 August, 1976
    Hometown: Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia


    Now in his seventh year with the team, Mark Webber has played a key role in making Infiniti Red Bull Racing the most successful team in Formula One. His integrity and no-nonsense approach to racing make him a favorite of fans, media and competitors alike. Mark’s F1 résumé includes 9 Grand Prix wins, 24 more podium finishes and three Constructors’ Titles.

2013 FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

2013 marks the first year of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the next step in the very successful partnership between Infiniti and Red Bull Racing. As the new Title and Vehicle Performance partner, Infiniti looks forward to an even more exciting 2013 season. The return of drivers Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel—the youngest ever triple World Champion—promises just that.

The 2013 Team Standing

Position Team Total Points
1 Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault 596
2 Mercedes 360
3 Ferrari 354
4 Lotus-Renault 315
5 McLaren-Mercedes 122
6 Force India-Mercedes 77
7 Sauber-Ferrari 53
8 STR-Ferrari 33
9 Williams-Renault 5
10 Marussia-Cosworth 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0