Formula 1

Red Bull reveals its RB16 for 2020 F1 season ahead of shakedown run

Red Bull’s second Honda-powered Formula 1 car, the RB16, has been showcased online ahead of its first shakedown run at Silverstone later on Tuesday.

Unlike last year, when its car was initially revealed in a red camouflage livery, Red Bull has chosen to display the RB16 in its traditional colours.

The new car will be campaigned by Max Verstappen, who has agreed a new deal that will keep him at Red Bull until the end of the 2023 season, and Alex Albon.

Verstappen will be driving the car in the Silverstone shakedown, while Albon will make his debut behind the wheel of the RB16 during pre-season testing at Barcelona.

Honda’s progress and a change in philosophy to avoid a slow start to the season has left Red Bull convinced it can mount its first sustained title challenge of F1’s turbo-hybrid era this year.

Red Bull becomes the third team to offer a look at its 2020 car, following images of the new Haas last week and Ferrari’s full car launch on Tuesday evening.

Mercedes also revealed its 2020 livery on Monday.

The RB16 retains prominent branding from Aston Martin in what will be the British sportscar manufacturer’s final year as Red Bull’s title sponsor, ahead of its 2021 link-up with Racing Point.

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