The workforce printed studio photos on-line of the matte liveried RB16B automobile, considerably much like final yr’s mannequin however with Honda branding instead of earlier title sponsor Aston Martin.
The cost continues 👊 Welcome, RB16B 🔥 #ChargeOn 🤘
— Pink Bull Racing (@redbullracing) 1614083666000
Aston Martin are actually a workforce in their very own proper after the renaming of Racing Level beneath Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll.
“Similar identical… however totally different,” Pink Bull commented on Twitter.
Similar identical… https://t.co/J2eK2aS7vT
— Pink Bull Racing (@redbullracing) 1614079045000
“On the floor the primary photos of the brand new automobile means that not an excessive amount of has modified over the winter,” the workforce added on their web site.
“Removed from it, as beneath the pores and skin the RB16B options loads of adjustments that keep F1’s standing as a serial battle of the boffins.”
Pink Bull gained two races final yr with Verstappen and completed distant runners-up to Mercedes, who’ve taken each titles for the previous seven years and might be favourites to stretch that run to eight.
Verstappen gained 2020’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from pole place, nonetheless.
The Honda-powered outfit have signed skilled Mexican Sergio Perez instead of Thai racer Alexander Albon, who drops to the reserve position, to spice up Pink Bull’s push for a primary title since 2013 and enhance their strategic choices.
Perez, famend for the way in which he could make the tyres final, was a winner for Racing Level in Bahrain final December after going from final to first.
Verstappen and Perez will check out the automobile for the primary time at Silverstone on Wednesday in a filming day, with Albon additionally in attendance.
“Mercedes have been so dominant final yr, and that DNA might be a big share of their present automobile,” workforce principal Christian Horner informed reporters final week when requested in regards to the prospects.
“We demonstrated in Abu Dhabi that they’re beatable at a observe they’d been unbeaten at for the earlier six or seven years. We simply want to have the ability to do this on a constant foundation throughout the 22 or 23 races.
“We’re gathering momentum.”
The season that begins in Bahrain on March 28 will Honda’s final as energy unit provider earlier than they hand over the expertise to Pink Bull, who will race from 2022 with their very own model of engines.