Red Bull releases image of its new RB16

Red Bull has released the first image of their 2020 Formula 1 car, the RB16, ahead of a shakedown test later today at Silverstone.

The Milton Keynes based team’s unveiling of their new car is low key in comparison to their rival Ferrari, who had a huge presentation event in Italy last night, with one image being released on Wednesday morning.

The team has confirmed that they will conduct a shakedown test later today at Silverstone, with Max Verstappen the first driver to get behind the wheel of the new car, after signing a new contract to remain with the team until the end of the 2023 season.

His team-mate Alex Albon will have to wait until the opening test at Barcelona before he can try out the new RB16 for himself.

Red Bull have once again maintained their distinctive livery with the matt blue paint job remaining for another year, and the Aston Martin logo has been kept on the rear wing for this season, although that will disappear altogether in 2021 when they become a works team in their own right.

Red Bull had a strong end to their 2019 campaign, ending the year faster than Ferrari, and while they were still some way behind Mercedes, they will be hoping that they can close the gap in 2020 with the regulations remaining stable.

They are the third team to have released images of their 2020 car, with Haas and Ferrari having already announced their cars over the last week.