New car, new drivers, new season. There’s plenty to look out for in 2019.
From the car launch and testing in Barcelona to the season opener down under and Formula 1’s 1000th race, we can’t wait until the tyres hit the track in 2019. We’ve got all the dates you need to note down for the upcoming season and much more right here.
This year’s car launch will show off what we’ve been getting up to over the winter break, including of course, a brand-new design. With big physical and cosmetic changes this year, we’ve been hard at work in Milton Keynes making the best Bull we can.
We’ve always had fun with our car launches and this year will be no exception. Our mouth is sealed for now, though, so you’ll have to wait a bit longer!
A month before 2019's opener in Australia comes pre-season testing - an opportunity for teams, drivers and fans alike to witness the new cars in action for the very first time.
Hosted at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the two-week test will take place from Monday February 18th – Friday March 1st and will feature both drivers slinging the new Bull around the Spanish tarmac. We're itching to get the new cars out already, and we know Max and his new team-mate Pierre are too. We can’t wait to see our boys battling it out and putting in the hard work before the season begins properly.
2019 brings with it plenty of new rules and regulations, and if you’re interested in finding out what’s new, you can take a look at our 2019 rule book.
THE FIRST RACE
New car, new drivers, new rules, and a brand new season. Albert Park will open 2019 in style down under on March 17th - providing excitement aplenty ahead of a brand new F1 season and the start of a 10-month long battle.
Pierre will be making his team debut following his promotion from our sister team Toro Rosso in our new Honda-powered car, alongside our Dutchie Max who begins his 5th season in F1, at just 21 years of age!
1000 F1 RACES
The Chinese Grand Prix on April 14th is a very special date to mark in your diary and an incredible landmark – the 1000th race in Formula 1 history. Our relationship with China is a special one too. Sebastian Vettel’s win here in 2009 was one to remember – our very first and the catalyst for our 58 race wins since.
Daniel’s win in China last year was our first of 2018 and our second-ever in China. Our fingers are well and truly crossed that our love affair with China continues.
Grab the cake and candles, it’s birthday time! Pierre will be turning 23 very soon, on February 7th, whereas Max won’t be singing Taylor Swift’s ‘22’ until September 30th - just one day after the Russian Grand Prix.
OUR HOME RACE
We always love going home and taking the trip back to Austria. Max’s win here last year was not only one of the biggest highlights of 2018, but one of the most important in our 14-year history – a first-ever win at the Red Bull Ring.
Last year the Red Bull Driftbrothers managed to get Max and Daniel in a sweat as they drifted around the Ring on the Thursday before the race, and it’s safe to say we’ve got big plans for Max and Pierre this year, too.
PIERRE'S HOME RACE
Pierre’s first-ever home race sporting our attire will be a special occasion on June 23rd and after Max’s 2nd place finish last year we’ll be hoping for some more Magique at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
MAX'S 'HOME' RACE
With no Dutch circuit on the calendar, the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa is the closest Max gets to home. Our trip to Belgium is directly after the summer break on September 1st. The famous track and pure speed of Eau Rouge/Raidillon is not to be missed, alongside the thousands of fans sporting bright orange t-shirts and flags cheering on our Dutchman. Hup Max, Hup!
MONACO GRAND PRIX
A fan-favourite and a circuit like no other, the Monaco Grand Prix is a motorsport tactician’s dream. The Bulls will be weaving their way around the narrow streets of Monaco on May 26th. our win here last year was a special one, with Daniel nursing a car severely down on power past the finish line in first place, resulting in the famous Energy Station dive that will forever be one of our favourite-ever moments.
BIG IN TEXAS
Howdy, partner! Circuit of the Americas has held the United States Grand Prix since 2012, and this year we’ll be flying around the Texas track on November 3rd. We love our trips stateside to what has become a favourite pitstop on the F1 calendar.
ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
Providing the perfect end to the season with its glitz and glamour is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Bulls make their way to Dubai to close the 2019 season in style on December 1st at the Yas Marina Circuit.
OUR 60TH F1 WIN
Well, we don’t exactly know the date for this one, but we’re currently sitting on 59 wins in F1, meaning the next win will be a big one. Could it be Australia? Austria, perhaps? Pierre or Max? Let the guessing games begin...