The machine Red Bull Racing hopes will deliver 2010 success has just been revealed at Jerez. The RB6 is very much an evolution of last year’s car, and at first glance, it looks pretty much the same. The most noticeable changes, though, are to the car’s front wings and nose, as well as revised side pods. And that dramatic engine cover, of course.
Red Bull skipped last week’s test session at Valencia to give them more time to develop the car. This approach seems to have been confirmed by Christian Horner today who was quoted by Autosport F1 Editor, Edd Straw, as saying, “Like all teams we have quite an aggressive development program. We have components we will introduce in the next couple of tests.”
Adrian Newey explained further, “We have been able to design the rear suspension and gearbox with the double diffuser in mind.”
Meanwhile Mark Webber is keen as mustard to get the RB6 out on the track, “The car looks great. I’m really looking forward to what it can do.”
Webber also says missing testing last week was not a big issue, “Valencia is not the best track in the world for characteristics. We’d have liked to be there but I don’t think we lost too much.”
Lots more pics from the Red Bull Racing launch after the break. Some high resolution studio shots of the preview pics posted earlier today are available. Click on any of the pics to load wallpaper-friendly sizing.