Red Bull RB17 hypercar to break ground at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Red Bull Hypercar to break ground at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Adrian Newey’s Red Bull passion project, the RB17 hypercar, will be shown off for the first time at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Newey and Red Bull recently announced that they will be parting ways after the first quarter of the 2025 Formula One World Championship. His next destination is still uncertain; whether he will take an extended break from the sport or join a rival team such as Scuderia Ferrari remains up in the air.

The Briton’s services as a designer and technical director are extremely sought-after; it is understood that multiple teams have been in contact to negotiate a possible contract after he leaves Red Bull. Newey has achieved 13 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships combined with the Milton Keynes-based outfit, with a further 12 with Williams and McLaren.

For the remainder of Newey’s tenure as Chief Technical Officer at Red Bull, he will shift his focus on the RB17 hypercar concept. Announced earlier this year, the road-legal car has been fully designed and engineered by Newey and his team of engineers at the Red Bull factory.

Featuring a hybrid V10 with over 1,100 horsepower with other Formula 1-inspired technological advancements including ground effect and a carbon-composite tub, just 50 RB17s will be made starting next year.

Now, the car will make its debut at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 12th of July. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner will be at the event, and said of the RB17: “We are excited to debut the RB17 to the public for the first time and couldn’t think of a better world stage than Goodwood Festival of Speed.

“The RB17 exudes rarity and engineering excellence. We’ve channelled everything we know about racing into making the ultimate performance car and can’t wait for the public to see the result”, concluded Horner.

Red Bull at Goodwood

Red Bull Hypercar to break ground at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Celebrating 20 years of motoring history in F1, Red Bull will feature heavily in proceedings at this year’s edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Almost every Red Bull car ever made will be at the exhibition, starting with the RB1 which competed in the 2005 Formula One World Championship.

Several of the Newey-designed race cars will challenge the iconic Goodwood hill climb as well. In the driving seat will be F1 race winner David Coulthard and former Minardi driver Patrick Friesacher among others.

Red Bull’s historic F1 lineup will be displayed across all four days of the event, running from 11-14 July. They will be situated at the centre of Goodwood’s Cathedral Paddock, with the Grade 1-listed Goodwood House standing in the background.

The founder of the Festival of Speed, the Duke of Richmond, said of Red Bull’s attendance at the event: “I am delighted that Oracle Red Bull Racing will be joining us at the Festival of Speed this summer to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

“In such a poignant year for the Formula 1 team, I am honoured they have chosen the Festival of Speed as the venue to unveil the much-anticipated RB17 for its global public debut, and I know our fans will be hugely excited for the team to bring a multitude of their championship-winning cars and drivers to the event this year,” added the Duke.

In the meantime, the F1 team is returning to Europe for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. It is scheduled to take place on Sunday 19 May at 14:00 BST (15:00 local time).