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F1: Highlights of the Red Bull-Renault Partnership, as Honda takes over next season.

  • Red Bull and Renault announced that they had not renewed their engine deal and we take a look at some of their best moments
Rahul Venkat
ANALYST
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 16:30 IST

#2 First Win

F1 Grand Prix of China - Race
F1 Grand Prix of China - Race

On race day, things started poorly as heavy rain meant that the race started behind the safety car for the first 8 laps. When the green flag was waved, the Brawns of Button and Barrichello made quick progress, with Button ending up taking the lead ahead of his teammate.

Red Bull responded by first bringing in Webber, who was actually behind Vettel, thus breaking the tradition of bringing in the lead car. Vettel was brought in to the pits in the next lap and both cars were flying on their new tyres.

Kubica crashed bringing out the safety car once again. This period saw the lead cars go into the pits and Red Bull had their hearts in their mouths when Vettel collided with Buemi in the sister Toro Rosso. But thankfully for them, no damage was done to the car.

When the race restarted, Vettel lead from Button and teammate Webber followed them in third place. The race went on smoothly from there on but Button ran wide at the hairpin turn which allowed Webber past him.

Webber himself would make a mistake later and let Button by but he regained the position with a stunning pass on the outside of the Brawn. Meanwhile, Vettel looked comfortable ahead and he took advantage of the chaos behind him to take the chequered flag.

Webber too remained in the second position, marking a memorable 1-2 for Red Bull and establishing their status as a top team in F1 in the coming years.

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Published 26 Jun 2018, 17:25 IST
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