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Behind the scenes with the photographers, Part 2: the special shots

One of the perks of being a Red Bull Air Race pilot – or photographer – is getting to collaborate on creative photo opportunities outside the racetrack. Here, in the s...
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Historic first flight over Kazan

Red Bull Air Race pilots Martin Šonka and Nicolas Ivanoff enjoyed their first aerial view of Kazan, Russia ahead of the historic Red Bull Air Race debut in the country...
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Behind the scenes: judging the pilots

As with any motorsport, fairness plays a huge part in making sure everyone races on a level playing field and in the Red Bull Air Race, the judges make sure the pilots...
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It's a class act at Indy

All the pilots from both the Master Class and the Challenger Class gathered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway racetrack's hallowed Yard of Bricks for a "cla...
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Carol Vorderman goes for a spin

TV star Carol Vorderman was put through her paces in a Red Bull Air Race raceplane this weekend flown by Challenger Class pilot Ben Murphy.
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In The Wings – directing the race

Former Red Bull Air Race winner Steve jones, and ex-US Naval aviator Jim DiMatteo are the two Race Directors of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. They make sur...
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In The Wings – keeping vigil underwater

When the Red Bull Air Race is taking place over water there can be ten barges floating on the surface that all have to stay in position. They are kept in place by anch...
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Chasing the Master Class dream

Becoming a Red Bull Air Race World Championship pilot takes motivation, skill and a lot of hard work. Francis Barros is in his debut season as a Challenger Cup pilot, ...
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In the Wings – giving pilots the data to win

As the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship flies towards the mid-way point of the season, Technical Manager Alvaro Navas explains how custom technology has evolv...
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Military skills transferred to motorsport

A number of the pilots in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship have come to the sport with a background flying fast jets in the air force of their respective count...
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What does it take to be G-fit?

The pilots of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship have to be strong mentally and physically. The biggest obstacle they have to overcome is G-force.
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Stamina, endurance and strength

It's hard to imagine what it would feel like to have ten times your body weight to pull around an aerial racetrack, but that's what the Red Bull Air Race pil...
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Motorsport legend gets lowdown in Chiba

Australia's legendary Grand Prix motorcycle racing five-time world champion Mick Doohan sees a bright future for the Red Bull Air Race because he said it's a...
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Race Directors on Race Day

A change in weather has bought much anticipation to the Chiba track in time for Race Ray and it will certainly test the character of the pilots.
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Getting the airport race ready

It takes a strong, resilient team to cope with building a race airport in very little time. It tests the boundaries of mental strength when the weather plays havoc wit...
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All hands on deck for sunrise track build

Up to see the sun rise over the city of Chiba, the racetrack operations team began its day at 4am in Japan today. With literally all hands on deck to get the steel bar...
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McLeod keeping the momentum

The competition in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is as tough as it's ever been. Pete McLeod knows how to fight during a race weekend and can never be a...
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Behind the scenes with the photographers, Part 2: the special shots

One of the perks of being a Red Bull Air Race pilot – or photographer – is getting to collaborate on creative photo opportunities outside the racetrack. Here, in the s...
Read full article

Historic first flight over Kazan

Red Bull Air Race pilots Martin Šonka and Nicolas Ivanoff enjoyed their first aerial view of Kazan, Russia ahead of the historic Red Bull Air Race debut in the country...
Read full article

Behind the scenes: judging the pilots

As with any motorsport, fairness plays a huge part in making sure everyone races on a level playing field and in the Red Bull Air Race, the judges make sure the pilots...
Read full article

It's a class act at Indy

All the pilots from both the Master Class and the Challenger Class gathered at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway racetrack's hallowed Yard of Bricks for a "cla...
Read full article

Carol Vorderman goes for a spin

TV star Carol Vorderman was put through her paces in a Red Bull Air Race raceplane this weekend flown by Challenger Class pilot Ben Murphy.
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A vision of the future…

So far this season three of the race teams have drastically changed their cockpit displays by including the revolutionary Garmin G3X 'glass cockpit'.
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Spielberg's hidden pylon challenge

Spielberg is preparing for the arrival of the ultimate motorsport in the sky next week, when the Red Bull Air Race World Championship rolls into town. Fans will be abl...
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Getting race ready – a gruelling task

The Red Bull Air Race is a true test of both pilot and machine. For the pilots, race weekend is all about focus, precision, strategy and peak performance. For the team...
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F1 driver Kovalainen talks progression with pilot Brageot

On hand for the Red Bull Air Race season kickoff in Abu Dhabi this week, Finnish racing driver Heikki Kovalainen went on a high-speed, high-G flight with French pilot ...
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Fighting fit in the heat

As we head to Abu Dhabi there is a high chance that the Red Bull Air Race pilots will find themselves sitting in a cockpit with temperatures in the mid-30s˚C (and in o...
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Readying the racetrack

The first race of the 2016 season is fast approaching, but there is at least one team who have been preparing for months, and will soon be in Abu Dhabi preparing the t...
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Directing the Red Bull Air Race

The role of making sure that the flying runs smoothly in the Red Bull Air Race is the responsibility of two men. Former Red Bull Air Race winner Steve Jones, and ex-US...
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Bonhomme answers YOUR questions

Paul Bonhomme has been busy answering all the questions you put to him. In fact, we were so inundated with questions that we're going to have to make this a two-p...
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