How Red Bull fell short of challenging for the 2020 F1 title
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How Red Bull fell short of challenging for the 2020 F1 title

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This was supposed to be the Formula 1 season when Red Bull gave Mercedes a run for its money. Instead, the next-best team fell short - until the final race of 2020 in Abu Dhabi

Red Bull bounded into the 2020 Formula 1 season full of confidence that it was going to fight for the world championship.

A stable set of regulations meant there would be no curve balls like in 2019, when new front-wing rules hindered its prospects with the RB15. There was consistency of engine manufacturer, with Honda hoping to build on the momentum that had delivered the partnership three wins over the previous season. And in Max Verstappen, the team had a maturing superstar who was ready to take on the challenge of becoming a thorn in the side of Lewis Hamilton.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Red Bull Racing
Author Jonathan Noble