BEYOND THE GRID: Laurent Mekies on redefining RB’s racing mission and his vision for the future


With a brand-new team name, a new leader and a new mission, it's all change at RB in 2024. On the latest episode of F1's Beyond The Grid, Team Principal Laurent Mekies talks about their plans and ambition going forwards.

As RB enter the next era of their Formula 1 venture, one question is at the forefront of many observers' minds: is their remit still to develop young drivers for Red Bull Racing?

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Outlining his vision to host Tom Clarkson, Mekies talks about making RB more competitive in all areas, while transforming the team’s culture and mentality.

He also explains how he hopes the combination of Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda will drive them further up the grid.

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As well as looking ahead to the future, Mekies also has time to reflect on the past.

He discusses how much RB has changed since he was an engineer at the outfit in the Toro Rosso days, as well as how he helped persuade drivers to introduce the life-saving halo during his time with the FIA.

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He also explains what working for Ferrari meant to him before he took on his current role as boss for the new RB era.

To listen to this week’s episode of Beyond The Grid, simply hit go on the audio player above or click here to listen via your preferred podcasting platform.



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