Red Bull Racing has unveiled its 2010 challenger – the RB6 – in the Jerez pit lane.
On the heels of its 2009 RB5 car, which took the team to an unprecedented runners’-up position in the Constructors’ Championship and was widely regarded as being the best-developed by season’s end, it will be interesting to see if the team can repeat the same form in 2010.
Drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber unveiled the car at the start of the opening day of pre-season testing. No doubt many rival squads will be keen to see what tricks star designer Adrian Newey has incorporated onto his latest creation.
Newey hailed his latest design a "sensible evolution" of its predecessor and, at first glance, features a wider nose section than last year’s car, but retains the complex front wing treatment and the shark fin engine cover he first developed in 2008.
This season at least, Newey has been able to optimise the car’s design around the double diffuser, having been unable to initially include on the 2009 car’s design. The RB6, however, has retained the use of its predecessor’s pull-rod rear suspension.
On the back of its best season where it achieved 6 wins and four 1-2 finishes, the team would be setting itself some "aggressive targets", according to team boss Christian Horner.
[Image via ITV-F1]
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