There seems to be race for new cars ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 Grand Prix season. After Force India took the lead now Red Bull has followed suit. It has now unveiled the car many expect to be the closest challenger to world champions Mercedes in 2017.
The RB13 was revealed in a short film on the team’s social media outlets and strongly resembles last year’s car, the only one to beat Mercedes in 2016.
Designed to the new 2017 rules that will make the cars faster and more demanding for drivers, it has many of the design cues seen on other new cars.
There is also a unique hole in the nose tip, the purpose of which is unclear.
Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, who won the Malaysian Grand Prix last year and finished third in the championship behind Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, said: “It looks quite beautiful. It definitely looks sleek. They look like the fastest cars in the world. That was the impression I got.”
Team-mate Max Verstappen, winner in Spain last year and fifth overall behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, said: “The car looks very aggressive. Hopefully when it looks that aggressive it will be fast, but we still have to wait and see.”