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Red Bull F1's history

Jackie Stewart

Red Bull's roots spring from three-time world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, who set up the Stewart Grand Prix team in 1997

Johnny Herbert wins the 1999 European Grand Prix and celebrates with team-mate Rubens Barrichello

The team are backed by Ford and in 1999 Johnny Herbert takes Stewart's only F1 victory as a team owner at the European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, with team-mate Rubens Barrichello third

The launch of the Jaguar in 2000

Ford buys out Stewart's team in 2000 and christens it Jaguar but the new name fails to bring any wins or pole positions

Eddie Irvine drives to third in the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix

Irishman Eddie Irvine conjures Jaguar's best results, claiming third at the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix and at Monza in 2002 but it is not enough to convince Ford to continue funding the team

Dietrich Mateschitz

Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, who made his fortune from the Red Bull energy drink, buys the team for an undisclosed sum in November 2004 and a new era in F1 begins

David Coulthard in preparation for the 2005 season

Red Bull stay at Jaguar HQ in Milton Keynes and begin preparations for 2005 - signing up former McLaren driver David Coulthard

Pop star Pink launches the 2005 Red Bull

Never mind the drivers, Red Bull produce pop star Pink to launch their first car in 2005 to fit the team's fun and glamorous image

David Coulthard in action at the 2005 Australian Grand Prix

Red Bull get their debut season off to a roaring start as Coulthard finishes fourth at the opening Australian Grand Prix

Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi

Novices Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi share the second car but score only 10 points between them all season as the team finishes seventh in the standings

Adrian Newey (left) and Red Bull team boss Christian Horner

Red Bull pull off a coup in the close season by persuading McLaren technical director Adrian Newey (pictured left with team boss Christian Horner) to join them for the 2006 season

David Coulthard in action at the 2006 European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring

Despite being powered by Ferrari engines in 2006, the team struggle and retire seven times during the opening six races

David Coulthard celebrates his third place at the 2006 Monaco Grand Prix

Coulthard turns things around in Monaco, donning a Superman cape to celebrate Red Bull's first podium as he collects third

Robert Doornbos (left) and the Dutchman racing in Shanghai

Red Bull bring in Dutchman Robert Doornbos to replace Christian Klien in the final three races but he collects zero points and Coulthard's podium is the only high in a tricky second season

Mark Webber

Red Bull ring more changes in 2007; Australian Mark Webber joins from Williams, the Newey-designed RB3 is unveiled and Renault engines replace Ferrari power

Red Bull's Mark Webber (left) congratulates team-mate David Coulthard at the Nurburgring in 2007

After a sticky start to the season, Red Bull's fortunes pick up when Webber claims a hard-fought third at a rain-affected European Grand Prix and Coulthard finishes fifth

David Coulthard races to fourth in the 2007 Japanese Grand Prix

A fourth place for Coulthard in the penultimate race of the season in Japan helps Red Bull finish a creditable fifth in the standings

Mark Webber (left) and on his way to fourth in Monaco

Webber gets the 2008 campaign off to a solid start, taking points in six of the first eight races including fourth in Monaco

David Coulthard celebrates his third place at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix

Coulthard also takes third at the Canadian Grand Prix - it is the Scot's 62nd and final podium of his career as he announces soon afterwards that he will retire at the end of the season

The Red Bull team gather together in Singapore

Despite notching up five more points than in 2007, Red Bull finish 2008 seventh in the standings behind sister team Toro Rosso

Sebastian Vettel

With the focus on closing the gap on the top three teams in 2009, new driver Sebastian Vettel gets stuck into winter testing



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