Red Bull Pin Hopes Of Troubling Mercedes On New Car
Muhammad Rameez 13 days ago Tue 23rd February 2021 | 09:57 PM
Red Bull unveiled their new car for the 2021 F1 season on Tuesday hoping that a parting gift from Honda in the guise of a new engine and subtle improvements can close the gap to Mercedes
Paris, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Feb, 2021 ) :Red Bull unveiled their new car for the 2021 F1 season on Tuesday hoping that a parting gift from Honda in the guise of a new engine and subtle improvements can close the gap to Mercedes.
Sergio Perez, replacing Alex Albon, and Max Verstappen will be behind the wheel of the RB16B, the fourth of this year's cars to be given a virtual unwrapping.
But despite the similarities "under the skin the RB16B features plenty of changes", the Milton Keynes-based team said on their website.
"On the surface the first images of the new car suggests that not too much has changed over the winter," the team said.
"And while the deferral of new regulations to 2022 means that indeed there is a lot of carryover to this season, it doesn't mean that our crew of highly-qualified designers have been lounging about on comfy pillows all winter.
Verstappen won two grand prix with the 23-year-old Dutch driver producing 11 other podium finishes.
Albon had to settle for two third places in an inconsistent campaign.
"This year it's about trying to sort out some of the difficulties with the car," Albon told a press conference on Monday.
Perez and Verstappen will give the car a run-out at a media day at Silverstone on Wednesday ahead of official pre-season testing on March 12-14 in Bahrain ahead of the opening grand prix in the Gulf state on March 28.
Ferrari are next up to give their 2021 car its first public outing on Friday.