Christian Horner secured another constructors' championship for Red Bull
EDDIE JORDAN'S 2012 VIEW
"Red Bull were a class act in 2011. They came into the season as reigning drivers' and constructors' champions and actually upped their game.
"The car was reliable, the team worked effortlessly together and Sebastian Vettel drove the socks off the car.
"What team boss Christian Horner has does there is remarkable. He has achieved an impressive balance between technology, design, drivers and teamwork and that's why they've been so successful.
"We know that Red Bull comes out of the box very quickly at the start of the season and with the team being centred around design chief Adrian Newey's philosophy, you have to say they are going to start the season as favourites."
MEET THE BOSS - CHRISTIAN HORNER
What is F1's biggest challenge?
To continue to reduce costs, whilst not detracting from the show.
Does F1 need road-car manufacturers?
F1 needs a balanced combination of independent teams and road-car manufacturers. However, it is vital that regulations prevent costs from spiralling out of control.
RED BULL FACTS AND STATS
Headquarters: Milton Keynes (UK)
Debut season: 2005
Test drivers: Sebastien Buemi
Team owner: Dietrich Mateschitz
Team principal: Christian Horner
Chief technical officer: Adrian Newey
Engine: Renault V8
2011 position: 1st
Constructors' titles: 2
Complete the following sentences:
The best piece of advice I've ever given a driver is
Don't crash, as we don't have any spares.
The best piece of advice I've received is
Don't play backgammon with Bernie.
What kind of team boss are you: Hairdryer treatment or arm around the shoulder?
Arm around the shoulder - when required.
Wheeler-dealer or techie?
What was your first paid job?
Washing cars at the age of 10.
What time do you set your alarm clock for?
I don't have one.
Team Red Bull-Renault 2011 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK