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Red Bull Reporter is offering one young journalist an opportunity to report for 2 months from within the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. You could be reporting from the paddock at Monaco, interviewing the drivers, chatting with David Coulthard and learning what it takes to run a Formula 1 team. You will be writing for the Red Bull Racing website as well as writing pieces for national media. You’ll also be able to write your final race report from the grandstand at the British Grand Prix.

This application could land you with the ultimate reporter assignment… in fact this application could change your life! Let’s put things straight, the ultimate assignment needs the ultimate reporter so we need you to complete a few tasks. We’re looking for raw talent, confidence, wit and a natural instinct for hunting out a story. Your response can be as funny, strange or serious as you like, just write what comes naturally. Take a look at redbullracing.com and @RedBullF1Spy for some inspiration.

Remember, you’re unique, we don’t want any Eddie Jordan or DC quotes, we’re looking for someone else who stands out from the crowd. And please make sure you respond to the full brief and clearly label your submission – we’ve not quite cracked mind reading yet…

There are 5 parts to your application, here’s the breakdown:

1. Write a short race report following the last race of the 2010 Formula 1 season, as if you were writing for the Red Bull Racing website. Here are a few facts to get you started. Max word count 300 words.

  • The last race of the season was at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
  • Sebastian Vettel won the race to claim the 2010 Formula 1 World Drivers Championship.
  • Red Bull Racing won the Formula 1 World Constructors Championship in 2010.
  • Before the race began, Vettel was third in the championship standings
  • Final results: 1. S.Vettel, 2. L. Hamilton, 3. J. Button, 4. N. Rosberg, 5. R. Kubica, 6. V. Petrov, 7. F. Alonso, 8. M. Webber, 9. J. Alguersuari, 10. F. Massa
  • The safety car was deployed early in the race, a key factor in determining the outcome of the race.

2. Write a tweet about the launch of the RB7, max 140 characters.

3. Write a short biography on either Sebastian Vettel or Mark Webber, max 300 words.

4. Write a caption for the following photograph (keep it clean).


5. If you could ask anyone in the Red Bull Racing team one question, what would it be and who would you ask?

Applications are now closed

We’re looking for someone who can spot unique stories and be able to write in keeping with the publications’ house style and tone. You should be able to take a decent photograph and be a confident interviewer.  You’ll also need to be able to get to grips with website content management systems and audio/video editing packages… we don’t ask for much, do we…?

In order to apply for this assignment you must be allowed to work within the UK and travel within Europe. All applicants must be over 18