F1 in 2019: Max Verstappen debuts deceptive Red Bull RB15

13 February, 2019, 23:24 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • F1 in 2019: Max Verstappen debuts deceptive Red Bull RB15

Australian Daniel Ricciardo has left Red Bull to join Renault with Verstappen, who finished fourth in the drivers' standings past year, to be partnered by young Frenchman Pierre Gasly.

However, Red Bull have previous in teasing fans with maverick designs that were only used in pre-season testing, only to revert to a more conventional look in time for the opening race of the season.

Red Bull Racing has unveiled its Honda-powered RB15, the Formula 1 vehicle with which it will compete in the 2019 season, in a striking "one-off livery".

"I am very excited to get started as the off-season has been quite long", said Verstappen.

Red Bull has offered the first glimpse of its 2019 F1 auto, the RB15, in an eye-catching one-off livery. Honda supplied Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso a year ago, but in a Red Bull chassis it could have its first shot at a race victory since returning to F1 in 2015.


Red Bull parted company with engine partners Renault at the end of 2018, switching instead to Honda, which also provides power units for sister team Toro Rosso.

The RB15 will run for the first time at British Grand Prix venue Silverstone today (Wednesday) as part of a filming day. In 2019, with a Honda engine under the bonnet, people are expecting a big upgrade in performance, and more wins for Verstappen and the team.

Mav Verstappen with Pierre Gasly. "The first two or three weeks feel like they are good to have and then after a break you want to get going. At the moment, I am of course very optimistic, but also realistic and I think time will tell how we are going to perform".

"Of course today is all about filming, but it's also a really valuable opportunity to check that all the systems work and that the vehicle is fundamentally in good shape before we head to Barcelona next week where hopefully it will be a bit warmer!" said team boss Christian Horner.

"What is very important is the team and Honda are pushing really hard to improve the development".

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