Red Bull Racing has once again delivered on their one-off liveries painting bright red chevrons upon a stealthy-looking dark blue colour to their brand-new RB15.
It is the third instalment of a range of fan-favourite liveries starting on the RB11’s camouflage look in 2015 faultlessly named “CamoBull”. Last year, Red Bull Racing returned with another widely popular livery dubbed “DisruptoBull” before coming out with another extraordinary design today before the upcoming Barcelona pre-season tests.
The RB15’s launch is also significant running with the Honda power unit for the first time this year as the Milton Keynes-based team commence their partnership with the Japanese engine manufacturer. They join their sister team Toro Rosso who have run with Honda power since last season where their incoming driver Pierre Gasly previously raced.
Gasly is welcomed to Red Bull’s line-up partnering five-time Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen. The Frenchman enters his second full-time season filling the shoes of Daniel Ricciardo who departed to Renault for this year’s championship.
Verstappen was given the honours of taking the RB15 for its first run as he explained how smoothly the initial laps unfolded. “I was really excited to jump in the car and as soon as we got going it felt pretty normal,” he said.
“It felt good and we had no problems, so [we’re] very happy with that. 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.
“The livery [as well] is very beautiful, even though it’s only for today.”
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 13, 2019
“Of course today is all about filming,” added Team Principal, Christian Horner, “but it’s also a really valuable opportunity to check that all the systems work and that the car is fundamentally in good shape before we head to Barcelona next week where hopefully it will be a bit warmer!
“Now we’ve got eight days’ of testing ahead and it’s important that we maximise track time and get as much out of that process as possible prior to the first race of the new season in Melbourne.”
Pre-season testing starts next Monday, February 18 across eight days before the season commences in Melbourne on March 15.
Images via Aston Martin Red Bull Racing
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