Red Bull RB1 Cosworth

Red Bull RB1 image

Active: 2005
Team: Red Bull Racing

Designer: Mark Smith & Rob Taylor
Drivers: David Coulthard (14), Christian Klien / Vitantonio Liuzzi (15)

Red Bull Racing's 2005 challenger, the RB1, debuted at Jerez on February 7th, sporting a much darker livery than the silver and blue as used on the interim car. The new chassis features a sculpted front wing that curves down under the nose cone and the compact rear end that has become familiar on new cars, due to the regulation changes.

The team's first car was good for more points in one season than Jaguar was able to get each of its five racing years. Most of the team's engineers were remained from Jaguar after RBR bought the Jaguar team.


Chassis: Composite monocoque structure, designed and built in-house, carrying the Cosworth Racing TJ2005 engine as fully stressed member.
Transmission: Seven-speed gearbox, longitudinally mounted high-pressure hydraulic system for power shift and clutch operation. AP Racing triple-plate pull-type clutch.
Wheels: OZ Racing; front: 12.7in x 13in, rear: 13.4in x 13in
Tyres: Michelin
Front suspension: Cast titanium uprights. Upper and lower carbon wishbones and pushrods. Torsion bar springing and anti roll bar. Koni damper layout.
Rear suspension: Cast titanium uprights. Upper and lower carbon links and pushrods. Coil springs and torsion anti-roll bar. Koni damper layout.
Brakes: AP Racing lithium alloy six-piston callipers. Carbon Industrie or Bremo carbon/carbon discs and pads.
Electronics: Pi 'VCS' System. Integrated engine/chassis electronic control system.
Fuel: Castrol Racing Fuel


Designation: Cosworth Racing TJ 2005
Number of cylinders: 10
Number of valves: 40
Vee angle: 90 degrees
Capacity: 2998 cc
Power output: not disclosed
Max engine speed: 18,000 rpm
Engine construction: Aluminium block and heads cast in Cosworth Racing's own foundry, Aluminium alloy pistons, Steel crankshaft
Engine management: Pi Research
Ignition system: Cosworth Racing
Spark plugs: Champion