The team revealed studio photos on-line of the matte liveried RB16B automobile, considerably just like final yr’s mannequin however with Honda branding in place of earlier title sponsor Aston Martin.
The cost continues 👊 Welcome, RB16B 🔥 #CostOn 🤘
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) 1614083666000
Aston Martin at the moment are a team in their personal proper after the renaming of Racing Point below Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll.
“Same same… but different,” Red Bull commented on Twitter.
Same similar… https://t.co/J2eK2aS7vT
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) 1614079045000
“On the surface the first images of the new car suggests that not too much has changed over the winter,” the team added on their website.
“Far from it, as under the skin the RB16B features plenty of changes that maintain F1’s status as a serial battle of the boffins.”
Red Bull received two races final yr with Verstappen and completed distant runners-as much as Mercedes, who’ve taken each titles for the previous seven years and can be favourites to stretch that run to eight.
Verstappen received 2020’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole place, nevertheless.
The Honda-powered outfit have signed skilled Mexican Sergio Perez in place of Thai racer Alexander Albon, who drops to the reserve function, to spice up Red Bull’s push for a primary title since 2013 and improve their strategic choices.
Perez, famend for the best way he could make the tyres final, was a winner for Racing Point in Bahrain final December after going from final to first.
Verstappen and Perez will check out the automobile for the primary time at Silverstone on Wednesday in a filming day, with Albon additionally in attendance.
“Mercedes were so dominant last year, and that DNA is probably a large percentage of their current car,” team principal Christian Horner informed reporters final week when requested in regards to the prospects.
“We demonstrated in Abu Dhabi that they are beatable at a track they’d been unbeaten at for the previous six or seven years. We just need to be able to do that on a consistent basis across the 22 or 23 races.
“We are gathering momentum.”
The season that starts in Bahrain on March 28 will Honda’s last as power unit supplier before they hand over the technology to Red Bull, who will race from 2022 with their own brand of engines.