It's fair to say that there were a few raised eyebrows when Red Bull
bought Jaguar in November, 2004. Many people thought they were in the sport just to promote their products. How wrong are they now?
Fast forward to 2010, and both Mark Webber
and Sebastian Vettel
still remain in contention to be crowned F1 World Champion this year. Just shows you how far the team has come. Where are the critics now?
It has been an eventful 2010 season not only for Red Bull, but for the whole paddock. Red Bull's season could so easily have gone downhill after the Istanbul shenanigans, but give credit where it is due.
The team have performed particularly well this year, and they have continued where they left off last year.
Webber has been terrific this season, and many neutrals would like to see the Aussie crowned world champion for 2010. This season could be Webber's last opportunity to become the drivers' champion before he hangs up his crash helmet.
I fear that if Mark is not world champion this year, then he may not get another chance. Only time will tell.
As for Sebastian, the German is only 23 and he will have plenty of opportunities to chase his first drivers' crown. Who knows, it may be this year that he becomes world champion?
The fact that Vettel has many seasons in Formula One ahead of him is one reason why neutrals would like to see Webber win the drivers' title.
We are in for a cracking end to the 2010 season, and it will be interesting to see how Red Bull
Racing approach the final two races.
Where did it all start?
The 15th of November, 2004 was the day that Red Bull
co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz announced that the Austrian drinks company had brought Jaguar Racing.
Red Bull Racing were in business, and Christian Horner was installed as team principal. David Coulthard
led the team with Christian Klien
and Vitantonio Liuzzi
as the number two drivers for the 2005 season.