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RB15: This is Red Bull's 2019 F1 challenger

2019-02-14 08:40


The RB15 has been unleashed. Donning a special edition livery, the RB15 drives the team into a new era thanks to the arrival of Honda power and an exciting new driver pairing. 

After an intense winter of design and development the RB15 hit the track for the first time Wednesay, with Max Verstappen putting the team’s first Honda-powered car through its paces for the cameras on a bright but cool filming day at Silverstone.

As has become tradition for the Team, the all-new RB15 made its first appearance clad in a stunning one-off launch livery, a stealthy-looking dark blue colour scheme lit with glowing red chevrons. 

And over the course of six runs at the Northamptonshire circuit, the new charger performed faultlessly, with Verstappen getting through 38 laps as the team performed a battery of systems checks ahead of next week’s first test in Barcelona.

After reluctantly climbing out of the car, Max’s first impressions of the RB15 were positive.

“I was really excited to jump in the car and as soon as we got going it felt pretty normal. It felt good and we had no problems, so very happy with that,” he said. “Also, the livery is very beautiful, even though it’s only for today. 

“Of course today is a filming day, so there’s a limited amount you can get out of it, but it’s really important to have a day like this, before you go to the official tests,” he added. “You get a first impression and you see if there any little issues with the car or engine. Luckily we didn’t have any and it’s very positive that we had this opportunity. Now we can go testing properly, we’ll see what we can get out of that and we’ll be able to understand the car and the engine a bit better. But so far, so good.”


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