Max Verstappen drives the new Red Bull RB15 for the first time

Carrie Guzman
February 13, 2019

The four-times champions have switched engine supplier for the new season.

The Honda-powered RB15 turned its first laps during a shakedown at Silverstone on Wednesday.

After five years without championship success, Red Bull is switching from Renault power to Honda this year.

Excitement is building as Wednesday sees the second of three 2019 Formula 1 auto launches with Red Bull set to lift the cover on the RB15 this afternoon, United Kingdom time.

"Progress is obviously our target", Horner said.

Red Bull Racing has unveiled its Honda-powered RB15, the Formula 1 vehicle with which it will compete in the 2019 season, in a striking "one-off livery". We've obviously been able to strike at venues that have suited the characteristics of our auto, winning four races last year - should have been five - and three races the year before.

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"I was really excited to jump in the vehicle and as soon as we got going it felt pretty normal", he said.

"So our objective very much is to try and be more consistent across all of the circuits, and hopefully with more horsepower than we had previous year will only help to lessen that gap. And from there onwards, you just start to work together with the auto [to see] what you can improve".

Red Bull will begin the campaign, which starts in Australia on March 14-17, without Renault power for the first time in 13 years as Honda step up into the limelight after a development season with Toro Rosso. "The first two or three weeks feel like they are good to have and then after a break you want to get going".

"I want to get the best out of myself, but you have to see what the vehicle and engine are going to do". I am optimistic, but also realistic and only time will tell as to how we will get on. Formula One is the pinnacle of motorsport.

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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