Red Bull Racing

AF Switchgear have completed two projects for Red Bull Racing at their Factory HQ in Milton Keynes.

The first project was to provide a much-needed power upgrade to Building 3, occupied by Red Bull Technology. This division supports a range of Red Bull associated sports including stunt flying, motocross, stunt bikes, BMX and diving and was also the major sponsor and driving force behind Felix Baumgartner’s historic freefall from the edge of space in 2012.

For this project, AF Switchgear supplied an outdoor containerised package substation, consisting of an 11kV Transformer, Ring Main Unit, LV switchgear package, and a weather-proof outdoor GRP housing.

AF Switchgear was then asked to supply Power Distribution Units for Building 2, which is entirely occupied by the racing car construction division of Red Bull’s Formula 1 team, employing over 600 people.

For this project, AF Switchgear supplied bespoke manufactured LV power distribution equipment all designed to customer requirements. AF Switchgear also provided a power upgrade to the Gearbox and Pneumatics areas.