Red Bull had already been a long-term sponsor in Formula One racing before formally entering as a works team following the acquisition of Jaguar in November 2004. The scale of success that followed over the next decade has been staggering. A first podium arrived in 2006 courtesy of David Coulthard, but it was in 2009 that the team really hit their stride, claiming six victories en route to second in the constructors' standings. Over the next four seasons they were a tour de force, claiming consecutive drivers' and constructors' doubles between 2010 and 2013, with Sebastan Vettel emerging as the sport's youngest quadruple champion...
Unable to keep pace with world champions Mercedes and a resurgent Ferrari, drop to third in the standings, not helped by poor Renault reliability. Even so, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen prove their star quality by taking three wins between them.
The combination of superb RB12 chassis and much-improved Renault power unit (now badged TAG Heuer) sees the team bounce back to become Mercedes' only serious rivals for race victories - and they take one apiece for Daniel Ricciardo and rising star Max Verstappen, who stuns by winning on debut after arriving from sister team Toro Rosso for round four onwards.
The superb turnaround of 2014 is swiftly forgotten as Red Bull are forced to deal with further power unit issues which contribute to them slipping down the competitive order - and falling out with Renault. Down on power compared to their rivals and suffering from patchy reliability, Daniel Ricciardo and new team mate Daniil Kvyat (who bested the Australian in the final reckoning) could only salvage three podium finishes and fourth in the standings - their worst such results since 2008.?