From Ricciardo’s Monaco redemption to Verstappen’s first – our writers pick their favorite of Red Bull’s 100 wins.

Max Verstappen’s win in Canada made Red Bull the fifth team in Formula 1 history to reach the 100-win milestone. So, we asked some of our writers to pick their favorites from those 100 wins, and some classic races to look back on.

David Tremaine, Hall of Fame F1 Journalist – 2009 German Grand Prix

I love Underdog and Fighters, a validation of Driver’s first big hit. Mark Webbers arrived at the Nurburgring in the 2009 German GP.

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A loyal teammate from his Jaguar days, he took pole, but a brush with Rubens Barrichello’s brown earned him a drive-through penalty that dropped him to eighth. But by lap 33 he was in the lead after a strong fight.

I remember very well his expression after the race, how he felt a deep sense of satisfaction. „It was really important that it wasn’t handed to me. I had to fight for it,” he said [Vettel] Realized at Silverstone, I was able to control a Grand Prix.

He thanked all his supporters and said, „To those who doubted me…” Nothing in life is more satisfying than proving your point, especially to you.

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Lawrence Barreto, F1 Correspondent and Presenter – 2019 German Grand Prix

The rain-affected 2019 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim was a humdinger. Max Verstappen had a messy start, too much wheelspin saw him suck back into the pack.

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The Red Bull racer gambled by switching to media first, but struggled to make them work and escaped a dramatic 360-degree spin before heading back to the pits.

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He stopped five times in total, but generally made the right calls at the right time – as several big-hitters, including Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, had multiple offs – to find his way to the front of the field.

It was sweeter as they won their home race of rivals Mercedes on a weekend where they celebrated their 200th race.

Race Highlights: 2019 German Grand Prix

Chris Medland, Special Contributor – 2014 Canadian Grand Prix

I was too late to pick up the nerve at Silverstone in 2010, but another big win went to another Australian.

After a solid but hectic time at Toro Rosso – I remember there was a bit of pressure on Daniel Ricciardo against Sebastian Vettel in the same team in 2014. But he acted quickly.

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Even during his time with the front-running team, Ricciardo took the first opportunity he got to show he belonged in Montreal in some fashion. His late move on Sergio Perez at Turn 1 was crucial – even ending up on the grass at one point – and allowed him to hunt down and pass an ailing Nico Rosberg with two laps remaining.

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It was a hugely impressive and popular win that cemented the perception of a changing of the guard at Red Bull.

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Written by Greg Stewart, Senior Editor – 2018 Monaco Grand Prix

My first weekend of work in Formula 1 was unfortunately not spent at the boss, but gave me the opportunity to witness one of the most daring drives I’ve ever seen play out in real time.

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Daniel Ricciardo’s regret at failing to win the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix will be addressed with a dominant weekend in Monte Carlo. Until his MGU-K died on lap 28 of 78, robbing him of 160bhp and forcing Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to advance from the lap with one arm tied behind his back.

Like catching Apollo 13I could only agree with engineer Simon Rennie’s sentiment after Ricciardo confirmed victory: „Daniel, I don’t know how you did it.” Redemption indeed.

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Becky Hart, Web Content Editor – 2010 British Grand Prix

Silverstone is often the venue for outright classic races, and in 2010 it threw a corker. Controversy arose when Red Bull took a new spec front wing from Mark Webber’s car and bolted it to Sebastian Vettel’s car as the duo battled for the championship.

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That spurred Webber on, and he left the line to take the lead past his team-mate, who ran wide and dropped down the order.

The Australian held off Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to win for Red Bull – „not bad for the number two driver” he pulled over the radio after he took the checkered flag.


A fired-up Webber took victory at Silverstone in 2010 ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Michael Seymour, Staff Writer – 2016 Spanish Grand Prix

Firstly, it’s a testament to Red Bull’s efforts since its debut in 2005 that we’re already talking about 100 race wins. It returns one every three and a half races.

Verstappen’s breakthrough win on his Red Bull debut at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix is ​​one that I have more wins than any other.

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I was writing for the English edition of the Dutch F1 news publication at the time, and my colleagues couldn’t contain themselves. Some were moved to tears by what happened on the track that day.

After 40 race wins, it seemed fitting that Verstappen – now a two-time champion and with the world at his feet – was the recipient of the team’s biggest milestone to date. Congratulations to both parties.

Race Highlights – Spain 2016

Alasdair Hooper, Duty Editor – 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

If any race proved the old sporting adage 'it’s not over until it’s over’, the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix should be a contender as Sergio Perez saved the day for Red Bull.

In his first win for the team, Max Verstappen was poised to take the win after leading the race for a long time. But then that late tire burst on lap 47 saw Verstappen crash on the main straight in Baku.

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A late red flag that came soon meant it would stay the same with two laps to go – Perez leading Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel off the grid. The Mexican sent his Mercedes into a Turn 1 run-off as the pressure mounted and Hamilton locked-up violently.

Considering how close this championship has been, a win is crucial for Red Bull. It shows just how valuable Perez was – and is – to his team.

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Nadeem Bart-Williams, Junior Staff Writer – 2013 Indian Grand Prix

When we talk about the greatest images the sport has ever seen, nothing is more memorable than Sebastian Vettel praising his incredible RB9 at the end of the 2013 Indian Grand Prix.

The German sealed his fourth Drivers’ Championship and did it in such commanding fashion. Once again he started from pole and pulled away from everyone else, something he usually seemed to do with ease in those days.

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He pitted early on lap 2, but once he got back out, he passed everyone like he was playing in an easy setup. Looking back on it now, as a teenager, I didn’t appreciate it as much as I would have liked.

It was an amazing driver with an amazing car, and that race at the Buda International Circuit was a perfect representation of Vettel’s dominance at Red Bull.

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