It hardly seems a minute ago that the RB1 was on the track, yet here we are at sweet sixteen with another beauty waiting to be revealed. We can’t wait.
The arrival of a new challenger always sends us down the misty lanes of our history because of course, each car is influenced by everything the Team has achieved. Here’s a look back at five ground-breaking achievements on and off the track, where the Team showed the world how to lead the charge.
Zero-G Pit Stop
We will never, ever get tired of this one. Taking off-track to a whole new level, the Team sent our 2005 RB1 car to the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre for the first ever F1 pit stop in zero gravity! The cheers at the end are just a fraction of the pride and joy felt by our record-breaking crew, after pulling off the most challenging pit stop ever. Trouble is, we’ve got to find a way to top it!
Aiming to prove that there really is no surface we won’t try and drive an F1 car on, we sent Max down the legendary Hahnenkamm at Kitzbühel in our championship-winning RB7. In a true test of man and machine, Max had a snowy showdown with Alpine Ski Racer, Aksel Lund Svindal on the world’s most dangerous downhill, the Streif. Now that’s what we call a Snow Run.
Burj Al Arab
Whether it’s jumping in the Energy Station pool or dropping sizzling donuts, when it comes to celebrating, we like to deliver. So when we won the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles for the fourth time in a row, a cake just wasn’t going to cut it. Instead we aimed to be the first to run an F1 car atop the world-famous Burj Al Arab, which had seen the likes of Tiger Woods and Roger Federer deliver iconic moments but never an F1 car – until we arrived!
Bay Bridge Pit Stop
As well as aiming to drive an F1 car on every possible surface and in every possible location, the Team has previous with unusual pit stops. During the 2018 summer break we headed off on a US road trip with Daniel Ricciardo at the helm of the RB7 and while there, planned and delivered a tidy pit stop on the iconic Bay Bridge in San Francisco. After all, pit stop practice makes perfect.
F1 Beach Run
Speaking of firsts, when the Team fancied a vacay, it was only a matter of time before someone suggested sand. So it came to pass that the first ever Formula 1 beach run, involving tyres, traction and plenty of new tricks, took place in stunning Santo Domingo with Jaime Alguersuari at the wheel. Heaps of modifications were made to the RB5 to make it beach ready but it was all worth it to see Jaime head along the coast in glory, even if it was a tad bumpy…
We can’t wait to lead the charge again this season and see what the future holds. In the meantime, head over to our social channels to see all 16 favourites in our selection of memories.