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Red Bull in for the long haul 18 Jul 2005

Christian Klien (AUT) Red Bull Racing RB1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd11, British Grand Prix, Race Day, Silverstone, England, 10 July 2005

Formula One racing’s youngest team have confirmed plans to compete in the sport until at least 2012, after enjoying a strong first half to their debut season.

Red Bull Racing, born when the Austrian energy drink company bought Jaguar from Ford last year, scored 22 points from the opening eight races of 2005 and currently lie sixth in the constructors’ championship.

With McLaren veteran David Coulthard as their lead driver, backed up by rising stars Christian Klien and Vitantonio Liuzzi, the team have proved to be one of the most consistent packages on the grid.

The team have already put in a place an engine supply agreement with Ferrari for 2006, replacing their current Cosworth deal, and Coulthard recently extended his contract for a further year on the back of their impressive performance.