Australian GP: Red Bull preview

With the youngest driver in the field (Christian Klien, 22) as well as the youngest team boss (Christian Horner, 31), Red Bull Racing will make its debut in Formula 1 in Melbourne. Austrian Klien will partner thirteen time Grand Prix winner David...

With the youngest driver in the field (Christian Klien, 22) as well as the youngest team boss (Christian Horner, 31), Red Bull Racing will make its debut in Formula 1 in Melbourne. Austrian Klien will partner thirteen time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, (34) with Italian Tonio Liuzzi, (24), performing test driver duties on Friday.

The youngest team in motor racing's premier league will debut on track this Friday, after inviting the world of Formula 1 to its "Welcome Party" on Thursday evening.

David Coulthard:

"This is the start of an exciting adventure for Red Bull Racing, and following a promising winter testing program, I am looking forward to making my debut and I am optimistic for the season ahead."

Christian Klien:

"I learned a large amount during 2004 and I am really looking forward to this weekends race. I am enjoying working in the team and thank Red Bull for this opportunity."

Tonio Luizzi:

"It is a dream for me to be here and I am truly happy to be a part of the Red Bull Racing family from the very beginning. This is my first time at this circuit and I am looking forward to running on Friday."

Christian Horner, Sporting Director:

"This is obviously a significant event for Red Bull Racing who will enter Formula 1 this Sunday. We have prepared, within the time available to us as fully as possible and I am delighted with the effort and commitment made by the team. Hopefully people will identify Red Bull Racing as a team bringing new ideas as well as new spirit to F1."

Cosworth, engine supplier for Red Bull Racing:

"For the 2005 Melbourne Grand Prix qualifying Cosworth have delivered an improvement of more than 25 BHP and an increase of 300 RPM relative to 2004. This has been validated during more than 16,000 km of track testing since the end of the 2004 season, including more than 3,000 km on two engines at a recent Jerez test. The outcome that Cosworth and Red Bull Racing expect to see is a competitive and reliable 2005 engine."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Coulthard , Christian Klien
Teams Red Bull Racing