Red Bull has revealed its 2015 Formula 1 car, the RB11, sporting a striking dazzle camouflage livery.
The Renault-powered car features a notably lower new nose, similar to that sported by Mercedes in 2014, but the most obvious change at first glance is the testing livery it carries, with many updates hidden under the black and white camouflage design.
“The design of the RB11 has been very much about understanding what we learned from last season, which was a big regulation change as far as the power unit is concerned and the packaging that goes with that and setting about optimising the car from those lessons,” said chief technical officer Adrian Newey.
Red Bull suffered from a lack of power throughout 2014 after early problems for engine partner Renault, but Red Bull boss Christian Horner is certain that improvements have been made.
“The relationship with Renault is a lot closer now,” he said of the team’s partnership with the French manufacturer.
“Red Bull is the only partner for Renault now, through ourselves and Toro Rosso, and that focus from Renault together with a close involvement with our design team is yielding good results and a far closer integration between the power unit and the chassis side.
“Working in unison with Renault we can really make some big steps forward this year.”
Daniel Ricciardo has been retained by the team after an excellent 2014 campaign, while Daniil Kyvat steps up from Toro Rosso to partner the Australian, replacing the Ferrari-bound Sebastian Vettel.
“It’s an exciting and dynamic line-up,” said Horner of his drivers. “We know the quality of Daniel following his performances last year and in Daniil we have an outstanding talent. The speed, commitment and determination he demonstrated were all the qualities we’re looking for.
“We’ve already seen what Daniel is capable of and we firmly believe that Dany has all the same attributes. They’re young, hungry, they’re incredibly quick and I think they are going to push each other very hard throughout the year.”
Ricciardo will debut the RB11 in its new livery on Sunday, as pre-season testing gets underway at the Jerez circuit.
This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Images courtesy of Red Bull Racing