Riccardo Manfredini, Brescia Architect at Red Bull from Verstappen-

From Luca Bertelli

The 30-year-old, from Lonato, studied mechanical engineering at Brescia: for three years in Formula One on the world champion team, he deals with aerodynamics at Milton Keynes

Max Verstappen He became the world champion in Formula 1 when he was only 24 years old, but Red Bull’s real creativity is a slightly older engineer from Brescia (at 30 years old): Riccardo Manfredini, at the age when many of his peers are on the recruitment rolls to get a job (often risky), this has already been achieved from a professional point of view, and on a Sunday, in Abu Dhabi, he saw the dream of many intense days, spent In Milton Keynes’ office (in the UK) to work on aerodynamics – his specialty – for the car of the Dutchman and teammate Sergio Perez. professional landing Garda region of Lonato – Red Bull asked its employees not to give interviews – it built starting from the Paolo Di Rosa scientific high school in its municipality: then to a college Mechanical Engineering from the University of BresciaHe developed a passion for engines. Comprehensive commitment: While Ricardo took the piece of paper, in 2016, after enrolling in a master’s degree course in Automotive Mechanical Engineering, he was already testing his skills on the Unibs Motorsport student formula team.

Then the great deserved a chance on the fieldIn 2016, Manfredini was selected, out of 4,000 participants across Europe, to train for six months at the Infiniti Engineering Academy, linked to the Renault Formula 1 team. He moved to England and worked in the village of Enstone, with a population of one thousand. In 2018, returning to Italy with a contract God dollar. But the race, and Milton Keynes, was doomed: Three years ago, In December 2018, Red Bull appointed him as an aerodynamic engineer For Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, now go to McLaren. The rise of Brescian and the new world driver happened simultaneously: the car, thanks to the hard work of the engineers and the talent of his son, who as a boy was racing on buggies for the Crg of Lonato (the same town of Manfredini) …), in this championship was the best. Manfredini took care of the design and development of various components of the car using CFD and wind tunnel simulation, and would take care of their design and development. Interaction with drivers revolves around the feedback they both give to the car.

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At Red Bull headquarters, on his way back from Abu Dhabi, Verstappen celebrated with all the men of his team. Here he built his dream. This is where Ricardo’s story continues.

Dec 17, 2021 (changed Dec 17, 2021 | 13:13)

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