THE RB8

  • Engine

    Renault RS27-2012
    2,400 cc (146.5 cu in)
    90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM
    with KERS

  • Steering Wheel

    Drivers have to remove the steering wheel to get inside their car. A latch behind the steering wheel releases it from the column.

  • Lowered Nose

    For 2012, the nose has been lowered to decrease the risk of it breaching the cockpit of another car in a side-impact collision.

  • Tires

    During a dry race, F1 cars must use two tire types – Prime (harder) and Option (softer) – or face disqualification.

  • Monocoque

    This driver’s seat frame is made from up to 60 layers of carbon fiber and protected by material used to make bulletproof vests.

  • Weight

    640 kg (1,411 lb) (including driver)

THE RED BULL RACING DRIVERS

Whether you’re watching the young upstart or the seasoned veteran, it’s undeniable that our Red Bull Racing drivers are a true embodiment of Inspired Performance.

  • Sebastian Vettel

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

  • Mark Webber

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

THE 2012 Season

2012 marks the second year of Infiniti’s partnership with Red Bull Racing. After so many unprecedented successes last season, we expect the 2012 season to be even more exciting.

The 2012 Team Standing

Position Team Total Points
1 Red Bull Racing-Renault 460
2 Ferrari 400
3 McLaren-Mercedes 378
4 Lotus-Renault 303
5 Mercedes 142
6 Sauber-Ferrari 126
7 Force India-Mercedes 109
8 Williams-Renault 76
9 STR-Ferrari 26
10 Caterham-Renault 0
11 Marussia-Cosworth 0
12 HRT-Cosworth 0