Red Bull launches 2021 F1 car


Red Bull have revealed images of its 2021 car the RB16B

Red Bull 2021 RB16B

The new RB16B

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Red Bull has unveiled its new 2021 F1 car, the RB16B.

The car, which will be driven by Max Verstappen and new signing Sergio Perez, is a development of last year’s RB16.

Marking the final year as the Honda works engine team before Red Bull takes over control of the power unit development, the team will be hoping to close the gap on Mercedes.

The team only managed two race wins in 2020, winning the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix and the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Team Principal Christian Horner hopes a holistic approach to improving the car’s performance will pay dividends.

“I wouldn’t say the [problems] were exclusive to aero,” he said. “These things always work in tandem. But I think that we made good progress through 2020 and we’ll see whether RB16B has its challenges from the regulation changes, but that’s obviously the same for all teams.

“Hopefully, with a lot of good lessons that we learned last year, we’ll manage to apply those into the updated car.”

Despite appearing to have undergone very minor changes, Red Bull says that it has undergone plenty of development underneath the bodywork.

Red Bull 2021 RB16B

The new RB16B

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Though Honda is set to pull out of Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season, the Japanese manufacturer has been working hard over the winter to move up its development plans.

“It is difficult be specific about which parts have seen the most work,” Honda F1 boss Toyoharu Tanabe revealed last week.

“In order to improve power and reliability, we have made modifications to the ICE, turbine and ERS, we have also improved the installation and packaging of the entire PU.”