Red Bull Racing have announced that they will take the covers off their 2019 challenger, the RB15, on February 13th.
The Red Bull car is one of the most eagerly anticipated machines ahead of the upcoming season; this is due to the switch from Renault power after more than a decade of partnership with the French marque. Instead, the new Adrian Newey-penned machine will be powered by the Honda power unit which has been in constant development with junior team Toro Rosso throughout 2018.
Red Bull will race with Max Verstappen in the senior driving role this year, thanks to the departure of Daniel Ricciardo to the Renault team. This means a new driver joins the expected front-running team – Pierre Gasly gets the nod to move up from Toro Rosso to race alongside Verstappen.
It’s not yet known whether Red Bull may continue with a habit they have formed in recent years where they have decided to test their new car in an alternative livery. 2018 saw the team run a ‘matte’ effect livery (featured image), while in 2015 the Red Bull was affectionately called the ‘Camobull’ as it ran a camouflage livery throughout pre-season.
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 4, 2019