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Australian Grand Prix 2011: How the “Drinks Company” Won in Melbourne

As the 2011 Australian Grand Prix winner, Sebastian Vettel, drove the victory lap around Melbourne’s Albert Park Street Circuit, he exclaimed to his team over the radio, “Excellent car! Excellent stops!” It’s that simple, or that complicated! Red Bull stuck to the basics and continued with their formula that won them the 2010 Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships. Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey designed another world-beater in the RB7 that excelled during pre-season testing, and even led other teams to admit that it was half of a second faster than the second-best. Red Bull got enough mileage under the RB7, and topped the timesheets in most of the rounds of testing. While other teams tested with ...

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