Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Red Bull reveals RB15 with striking 'one-off' livery

Red Bull reveals RB15 with striking 'one-off' livery

Australian Daniel Ricciardo has left Red Bull to join Renault with Verstappen, who finished fourth in the drivers' standings a year ago, to be partnered by young Frenchman Pierre Gasly.

Red Bull finished third in the constructors' championship behind Mercedes and Ferrari previous year, but despite the change in engine supplier and the potential disruption that could bring, team boss Christian Horner is confident the team can challenge for victories more often.

The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15, the first Red Bull to be powered by Honda, has been unleashed.

"I'm very excited to just get started with the engine", Verstappen said.

Red Bull has offered the first glimpse of its 2019 F1 vehicle, the RB15, in an eye-catching one-off livery. "We're all very positive, but it also needs to take a bit of time".

A tumultuous relationship with Renault, that yielded success at the start but an increasing number of reliability issues towards the end, was brought to a close, with Red Bull opting for a bold new future with Honda, despite the Japanese manufacturer being fourth and last in the engine pecking order.

"At the moment I am of course very optimistic, but also realistic".

Red Bull's new vehicle was unveiled on the same day as defending champions Mercedes, who the team will hope they can wrestle both championships off in the upcoming season.

"I want to get the best out of myself, but you have to see what the auto and engine are going to do".

Verstappen will get the first proper taste of his new Red Bull during next week's first pre-season test at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

"I've had the chance to have spent two years with Honda already", Gasly said. But then after, for sure, we need to give them time as well.

What do you make of the new Red Bull challenger and do you think Honda will help them scale new heights this season?

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