This is Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed, reading the manual of the Red Bull RB5: the car he’s sitting in, and the car he designed for the 2009 Formula One season.
It is documented around that internet that Red Bull’s mercurial world champion gives his racing cars tongue-in-cheek names in the tradition of pilots naming their fighters and bombers (and supersonic man-rockets). Here’s the cockpit of Kinky Kylie, his 2011 car.
As if creating a line of world-beating racers stretching back from last Sunday to 1985 wasn’t enough, Red Bull’s technical director is rather happy flooring it at Le Mans in a product of his great rival Ferrari.
Originally developed for architectural photography, tilting and shifting lenses are much more than gadgets for turning cars into toys. Professionals even use them to document the ins and outs of Formula One. Mega-sized gallery below.