• Feb 22, 2011
How to build a Red Bull RB7 – Click above to watch video after the jump

The Red Bull RB7 Formula One racecar is a screaming, rubber-footed example of why paying attention in math and science class can lead to a fun career. It's a carbon-fiber and aluminum rocketship propelled by a Renault V8 that's limited to 18,000 rpm. Designing and building the RB7 is a complicated matter, and the crew at Red Bull has prepared a film that explains the process.

Instead of taking the overly technical route, the Red Bull boys have gone a bit "old-tyme." Their film manages to be entertaining and interesting, which is usually a hard task to accomplish with something like this. Click past the jump to watch a Red Bull RB7 come to life using the technology of tomorrow... today!

[Source: Red Bull Racing via YouTube]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Either way,The Red Bull F1 Racing team have injected a fun factor in F1 that had been missing... They won the 2010 Drivers and Constructors Title by giving both their drives a chance....a fair chance.....Even though,there were times of favouritism....both drivers were given,and had a chance to win.....Win they did.... This comes from a Ferrari Tifoso...
      Good for Red Bull Racing... You all deserved it....I hope Ferrari learns from this,and will not use the team orders,and let the races unfold as they should.....On track....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does anyone know major details in strength of carbon fiber between it being pressure cooked in oven or if its done with lesser method like plastic bag vacuum?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Thanks for reply I appreciate it. I'm guessing you have done quite some work with carbon fiber. I always wanted to try to work with it but never had the chance yet.
        • 3 Years Ago
        If both methods are done perfectly (and if the fiber is of equal strength and the epoxies used are equally adequate) they should be the same. Vacuum bagging is just more labor intensive, messy, and easier to get wrong which at the least will make it heavier and possibly even weaker. This is just from an amateur surfboard manufacturing enthusiast.
        • 3 Years Ago
        OK..if your serious....
        Keith M. Sorry....
        The whole point of vacuum bags is to evacuate space,holes,air pockets...to keep the composite of carbon fibre weaves and resins as tightly meshed together as possible...and to keep it's form,shape. There is no other real way of making these intricate stunning pieces of bodywork,wings,sidepods and so forth on these beautiful violent race cars...
        I am just a big race tifoso.
        The first carbon fibre composite tubs,the chassis of a race car(central part)was pioneered by the McLaren F1 Team way back in 1981 if I recall correctly....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not bad for a number 2 driver!
      jamesc2123
      • 3 Years Ago
      errr, fail? Almost all the construction video are all from the 2007 car, NOT the new Rb7... The Wings, and grooved tires are a pretty dead giveaway. Nice switcheroo at the end when all of a sudden it transforms into the new car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jamesc2123
        You do realize that the car you're pointing out as being the RB5 is just a wind tunnel model right? They spend a lot of time testing out many designs of wings, plus the designs of the car itself. The tires are probably mock tires used on every model because they already know what the air is goin to do on the tires and all they need to figure out is how to get the air over the tires.

        Those were videos of the early development of the new RB7, not the RB5.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's the RB5, not the RB7.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha, hardly shows anything interesting. Just something to go viral for Red Bull. Can't remember where i saw it but there was a video on youtube from a manufacturer explaining things in great detail, brilliant video if you're a massive F1 fan.