Red Bull has launched the car it hopes will take the battle to Mercedes on this 12 months’s Formula One world championship.
The RB16B, which is predicated on final 12 months’s RB16, was revealed in a web based launch forward of its first observe outing at a filming day on Wednesday.
The car carries the hopes of 10-time race winner Max Verstappen and new recruit Sergio Perez, who replaces Alex Albon on the group this season.
It is the final Red Bull to be powered by a Honda-badged engine forward of the Japanese producer’s withdrawal from the game on the finish of the 12 months, though the group has struck a deal to proceed to make use of Honda’s energy unit know-how beneath the Red Bull identify past 2021.
Last 12 months’s RB16 received two races within the palms of Verstappen, together with the season finale in Abu Dhabi, however was susceptible to instability in corners early within the 12 months.
Red Bull hopes the RB16B will iron out the damaging elements of final 12 months’s car whereas retaining as a lot efficiency as attainable beneath the FIA’s newest aerodynamics rule adjustments, aimed toward decreasing downforce.
Once each drivers have pushed the car on Wednesday it will likely be ready for the three-day pre-season check that can happen in Bahrain from March 12-14.
The first race within the season can also be scheduled in Bahrain on March 28.