Growing Wings

Growing Wings

The inside story of Red Bull Racing


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Intrigue, high-stakes machinations and adrenaline-fuelled track action – Growing Wings is the never-before-told inside story of how the grid’s most fascinating, swagger-rich and win-at-all-costs team competed their way to total domination and disrupted Formula One’s world order.

With exclusive access to Red Bull's inner sanctum, leading F1 writer Ben Hunt probes the operations of a world-beating Formula One team over its eventful twenty-year history, from the rivalries, turbulence and controversy, to the game-changing tech and the leadership strategies. He also talks to the drivers themselves, including Webber and Vettel, for a fascinating insight into the mindset of motorsport athletes through success, risk and challenge.

Endorsed with a foreword by Team Principal Christian Horner, but maintaining journalistic independence, this is a thrilling, frank and unvarnished account of how the paddock's loudest upstarts achieved team alchemy with the promotion of a driver called Max Verstappen, and what it means to go, learn, go again, tweak, test, and ultimately outplay the competition in a way never before seen in Formula One.

©2024 Ben Hunt (P)2024 Penguin Audio

About the author

Ben Hunt

Journalist and author Ben Hunt has worked in motorsports for twelve years. He also co-hosts F1 podcast Inside the Piranha Club and is the author of Lando Norris: A Biography (2023). In a twenty-year career in sports journalism, he has previously reported on Premier League football, Ashes tests, snooker championships and Ryder Cups. Ben lives in Chichester, West Sussex, with his wife and their two children.
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