LaLD 2020: French Friday with the Redbull RB9

Sebastian Vettel's "Hungry Heidi"

For my first post for the #LALD2020 Car Week, I picked the Red Bull RB9, Infiniti Red Bull Racing's entry for the 2013 Formula One season.

Driven by Sebestian Vettel and Mark Webber, the Adrian Newey designed RB9 won both the Formula One Constructors and the Drivers championship in 2013.

Overall, Vettel and Webber secured 13 wins and 24 podium finishes (including four 1-2 finishes) plus 10 fastest laps and 10 poles in 2013, with Vettel closing out the year with 9 consecutive wins.

This meant that 2013 became the fourth year in a row that Red Bull had won both the drivers and constructor trophies.

The RB9 also became the the last F1 car with a naturally-aspirated engine to win the constructors trophy to close out an era spanning 24 years.

About the model, this is Sebastian Vettel's RB9 that he named (keeping up with his personal tradition of naming his cars) "Hungry Heidi" after Heidi Klum.

This is a 1/43 scale model of the Red Bull Infinity RB9 from Bburago. The wheels sure look ugly, but that is perhaps the only sore spot in an otherwise brilliant looking (and mostly accurate) casting.

And that's how I want to start #LALD2020.

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  • You know something: The wheels are livable. They're offset too far forward and therefore look out of place, and the seam lines need sanding, but I think it'd be easy to just grab some custom wheels for it to look good.

      2 months ago