Red Bull offers first glimpse of 2020 auto

Red Bull Racing has launched the RB16 which the team will field in the upcoming Formula One season

Red Bull's 2019-spec RB15 was a vehicle that got progressively better throughout the season, leading to Verstappen taking a comfortable win at the Brazilian Grand Prix - but only once both titles had already been sewn up by Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, a scenario Verstappen isn't keen to repeat in 2020.

Verstappen posted to his social media page ahead of his first laps in the auto, dubbed the RB16.

At first sight it appears the team, which won three races last year with Max Verstappen, will pick up from where it left off last year, its new contender looking a lot like its predecessor, save for a few minor changes.

Unlike in previous years, Red Bull has opted against a camouflage livery for testing and instead has launched the auto with its planned race livery, which is unchanged from last season's design. He was taken off the driver market after signing a contract extension until 2023 at the start of the year.

Thai driver Alex Albon will partner Verstappen at the team for his first full season at Red Bull, having been promoted from Toro Rosso previous year.

Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner has praised the relationship between his team and power unit supplier Honda ahead of preseason testing in Barcelona.

Max Verstappen was behind the wheel to put the first miles on the vehicle and check for any issues, with the team limited to a maximum of 100km on promotional tires under filming day regulations.



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