Red Bull

Red Bull Junior Team is a selection of drivers chosen by Helmut Marko to join the group of drivers that will be part of the programme leading to the Red Bull Formula 1 seat. It has been implemented since 2003 with Christian Klein, and now it holds a range of drivers like Jüri Vips and Jehan Daruvala.

It’s had a range of successes with drivers like Sebastian Vettel, a 4-time Formula 1 champion, through its ranks and Max Verstappen, a rising Dutchman on charge for a title.

Some famous people that have come up through the Red Bull programme to Formula 1 are:
– Sebastian Vettel
– Max Verstappen
– Daniel Ricciardo
– Jean-Éric Vergne
– Carlos Sainz Jr
– Sébastien Buemi

Jean-Éric Vergne in Abu Dhabi Post Season Testing 2012

The current drivers in the academy are:

DriverJoined In…Current Series
Sérgio Sette Câmara2016 and 2020
Jüri Vips2018Super Formula
Jack Doohan2018Formula 3 + Formula 3 Asian
Dennis Hauger2018Formula 3
Jonny Edgar2018Formula 4
Liam Lawson2019Formula 3 + Toyota Racing Series
Yuki Tsunoda2019Formula 2 + Toyota Racing Series
Jehan Daruvala2020Formula 2
Jak Crawford2020Formula 4
Igor Fraga2020Formula 3

The previous drivers that were in the academy were:

DriverYears
Ricardo Mauricio2001-2002
Bernhard Auinger2001-2003
Christian Klien2001-2003
Patrick Friesacher2001-2003
Reinhard Kofler2001-2004
Christopher Wassermann2001-2004
Sebastian Vettel2001-2007
Vitantonio Liuzzi2002-2004
Martin Ragginger2002-2006
Paul Edwards2003
Grant Maiman2003
Joel Nelson2003
Mathias Lauda2003-2004
Norbert Siedler2003-2004
Scott Speed2003-2005
Dominique Claessens2004
Matt Jaskol2004
Narain Karthikeyan2004
Atte Mustonen2004
Guillermo Rojas2004
Colin Fleming2004-2006
Michael Ammermüller2004-2007
Adrian Zaugg2004-2007
Neel Jani2005 and 2007
Jim Ka To2005
Matías Milla2005
Teemu Nyman2005
Philipp Eng2005-2006
Filipe Albuquerque2005-2007
John Edwards2005-2007
Sébastien Buemi2005-2008
Stefano Coletti2005-2008
Mikhail Aleshin2005-2009
Sergey Afanasiev2006
Nathan Antunes2006
Yoshitaka Kuroda2006
Niall Quinn2006
Oliver Oakes2006-2007
Edoardo Piscopo2006-2007
Jaime Alguersuari2006-2009
Robert Wickens2006-2009
Brendon Hartley2006-2010
Pedro Bianchini2007
Kevin Mirocha2007
Daniel Morad2007
Tom Dillmann2007-2008
Jean-Karl Vernay2007-2008
Mika Mäki2007-2009
Daniel Juncadella2008-2009
Jean-Éric Vergne2008-2011
Daniel Ricciardo2008-2011
Mirko Bortolotti2009
Carlos Sainz Jr2010-2014
Daniil Kvyat2010-2013
Alexander Albon2012
Lewis Williamson2012
António Félix da Costa2012-2013
Callan O’Keeffe2012-2013
Tom Blomqvist2013
Beitske Visser2013
Alex Lynn2014
Max Verstappen2014
Pierre Gasly2014-2017
Callum Ilott2015
Dean Stoneman2015
Luis Leeds2016
Niko Kari2016-2017
Richard Verschoor2016-2017
Neil Verhagen2017-2018
Daniel Ticktum2017-2019
Harry Thompson2018-2019
Lucas Auer2019
Patricio O’Ward2019