ExxonMobil partnership fuels bullish Red Bull mood

Clockwise from left: Among the state-of-the-art equipment at the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes are the autoclaves that cure the individual carbon-fibre components which form the race car's bodywork. An engineer testing the fuel supplied by ExxonM
Above: Among the state-of-the-art equipment at the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes are the autoclaves that cure the individual carbon-fibre components which form the race car's bodywork. PHOTO: EXXONMOBIL
Clockwise from left: Among the state-of-the-art equipment at the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes are the autoclaves that cure the individual carbon-fibre components which form the race car's bodywork. An engineer testing the fuel supplied by ExxonM
Above: An engineer testing the fuel supplied by ExxonMobil, who has partnered Red Bull since 2017. PHOTO: EXXONMOBIL
Clockwise from left: Among the state-of-the-art equipment at the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes are the autoclaves that cure the individual carbon-fibre components which form the race car's bodywork. An engineer testing the fuel supplied by ExxonM
Above: ExxonMobil motorsport technical adviser Sean Dunnett and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen in a discussion during testing. PHOTO: EXXONMOBIL

Keeping cool under pressure is an essential ingredient for success during a Formula One race and Red Bull's recent victory was a testament to that in more ways than one.

Max Verstappen was ultimately rewarded for his daring passing move for the lead on Ferrari's Charles Leclerc with two laps to go, but the "unsung hero" of the day was the RB15 car that proved perfectly suited for the sweltering conditions, team principal Christian Horner said on Tuesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2019, with the headline 'ExxonMobil partnership fuels bullish Red Bull mood'. Print Edition | Subscribe