We’re in the Lone Star State, Texas and the City of Austin for the 2015 United States Grand Prix – providing the soundtrack for the weekend? The Infiniti Red Bull Racing resident DJ EROK, back on home soil to hit the decks in our F1 Paddock Club.
So sit back, grab a Red Bull and enjoy the latest mix from EROK.
Daniil Kvyat gets his skates on as we keep things cool in Sochi ahead of the 2015 Russian Grand Prix.
Dany’s childhood dreams might have mainly revolved around kart circuits and catching whatever glimpses he could of Formula One racing on TV, but as with any self-respecting Russian kid, ice hockey loomed large in the background for the youngster from Ufa.
He gave it a go ahead of his home Grand Prix and we were there to catch it on camera… enjoy!
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo has compared his incredible day job to that of a Royal Australian Air Force Pilot today with a run around at a regional Air Force Base.
With the 2014 Formula 1 Rolex Australia Grand Prix hitting the streets of Melbourne this weekend, Ricciardo and F/A-18 Hornet pilot, FLTLT Michael Keightley got the adrenaline pumping with an occupation comparison of larger-than-life proportions. It can be argued that both have two of the best careers in the world. Although they have different crafts, they push themselves beyond what’s possible on a daily basis.
“The craziest part was looking in my mirrors and seeing a Hornet – I’m just used to other Formula 1 car behind me,” Daniel Ricciardo said.
“It was very surreal. I definitely felt the pure power of the Hornet and as it passed me I was just hoping that it wasn’t going to blow me off the track. It make what I do seems low level compared to that!
“I can’t wait to get on track now. Having a home race is awesome, Albert Park is one of my top five favourite circuits.”
“It was nice to take the helmet off for the final lap. In this sport it’s not always possible to give things a personal touch. We have the helmets on all the time, so the fans don’t always see a Formula One driver in a car without a helmet. It was nice to get it off and see the marshals and the fans; it was just a really nice thing to experience. I heard a lot of noises that I don’t normally hear. The difficult part for me today was actually getting in to the car for the final time. I was overcome with some emotion then to be honest. That moment of the helmet going on and stepping into the car was actually the strongest emotion I’ve had all day. Then crossing the line and seeing all the guys was great. Christian radioed me and said enjoy the last lap, which I did. I did it as slow as I could; it was a very special day. Seb and I have had our challenges over time and it’s easier to have a relationship with Fernando, as he’s in another team, but to finish on the podium with those two guys – well, they have been the best of this generation. I have raced them a lot and to finish with those guys was nice for me because it meant a lot, showing that I can drive well at the end of my career and that I got the timing right. Formula One is a sport which I’ve loved. I could never have dreamt of the career that I’ve had, the tremendous highs, the tough lows – you know they have to happen and you learn from adversity. The biggest and strongest memories you have are from when you are in the car; it’s what we were tuned and trained to do. Driving on the limit is what I was paid to do and what I enjoyed doing. They are the strongest memories you have as an individual at this level.”
Red Bull Stratos and space dive hero Felix Baumgartner puts his trust in the hands of our very own Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard, swapping the speed of sound for the sound of speed in a 3 seater F1 car as it flies around the Paul Ricard Circuit…
While no public launch or live-streaming unveiling of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9 Formula One car was planned — unusual coming from one of the world’s masters of hype and promotion in Red Bull — the team did release a teaser video of the making of the RB9 on Feb. 3, The video is entitled, “RB9 Rhythm of the Factory.” [Source]