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Red Bull Racing

When Formula 1 debutant Red Bull beat every team

Just a matter of months into their first F1 season, Red Bull made a statement of intent at the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix.

Red Bull Energy Station 2016
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With Red Bull well into their first Formula 1 season, they provided an indication of just how serious they were at the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix.

Following years of F1 involvement, Red Bull took the plunge and committed to purchasing the failing Jaguar team to make their debut for the 2005 season.

The Milton Keynes team had attempted to show their seriousness with the signing of tech guru Adrian Newey and multiple Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, but the team still had much to prove.

One of the first major signs of their level of commitment to the sport appeared at the Imola race when, after three 'flyaway' races in Australia, Malaysia and Bahrain, they introduced the Red Bull Energy Station.

The three-floor building dwarfed every other motorhome around, and required installation and disassembly at every Grand Prix.

It was a statement of intent from 'the fizzy drinks company', and testimony to the level investment being made by Dietrich Mateschitz, which fully came to fruition with races victories within five seasons, and World Championships following soon after.

The Energy Station was used until 2019, when it was replaced by the 'Holzhaus', a predominantly-wooden building of equal magnitude (photo below).

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