Formula One tweaks its regulations from season to season, but every so many years (or decades), it revises them so thoroughly that it ushers in a new era of racing. That's just what we're looking at this season. We've seen countless explanations of the new regulations, but few of them manage to break it all down – and put it back together – as well as this computer-animated clip from Red Bull.

The team has released the video below just in time for the season opener at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend. But after languishing in pre-season testing, if Red Bull hopes to regain its form in time for the inaugural Austrian Grand Prix at its own Red Bull Ring in Spielberg – let alone defend its world championship – it's going to need more than some fancy animation.

The last round of testing in Bahrain saw Williams and Mercedes come out on top, followed by Ferrari and Force India, with Red Bull way down in 10th and 18th place. Of course it may be too early to tell anything from test session times, but there's already talk – from within the team, no less – of Sebastian Vettel jumping ship if his team can't get up to speed (both literally and figuratively) and give him a winning car.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 8 Comments
      Jim R
      • 9 Months Ago
      Hats off to the boys at RBR. They've got a very clear, very concise and entertaining video giving us the meat and potatoes of the rule changes. For someone who doesn't follow every detail of F1, it's much appreciated.
      MotionDesigner
      • 9 Months Ago
      Impressive video! I follow F1 as much as I can, but like Jim R I just don't have the time to follow every single technical detail about the cars. This video explained it very well. At least I know the nose went down for safety regulations instead of some new aerodynamic rule. I hope this season will be more about the driver rather than who has the more technologically advanced car.
      Pat
      • 9 Months Ago
      The title should read "Red Bull does one heck of a job explaining why it won't be completitive with the 2014 F1 regulations"
        baa1980
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Pat
        RB spent so much money on this video, no money left to develop car.
      TrippulG3
      • 9 Months Ago
      Nice looking CG...but the smoke at the end is really heavy-handed and cheesy looking. Still, hats off to the marketing department for making a clear and entertaining video that explains things mainly in layman's terms so that we all can enjoy it.
      groingo
      • 9 Months Ago
      Red bull never ceases to amaze.
      Jared
      • 9 Months Ago
      nice