Red Bull has shown a studio photo of their new F1 car for 2020 RB16 ahead of the first shakedown they plan to do today at Silverstone.
RB16 is the second Red Bull with Honda’s power unit as the team hopes to fight for the title and will be driven by Max Verstappen, who recently extended his contract until the end of 2023, and Alexander Albon.
The car will do the first miles today at Silverstone, where Red Bull will use their first filming day in 2020, with a maximum of 100 km on special tyres. New RB16 will be driven by Verstappen while Albon will test it for the first time in pre-season testing next week.
One of the most striking details on the new Red Bull is the nose, which has a hollow central part as before, and is supported by three channels on the upper side, to which the surface of the rest of the nose extends, allowing more air to be drawn into this area.
Also, the nose became slightly narrower to accommodate the cape on each side, like the one used since 2017 in this area by Mercedes, a trend that has since been copied by numerous teams. On RB16 it starts right below the Aston Martin logo.
Red Bull is the third team to show their new F1 car for 2020 after Haas and Ferrari, but Ferrari is the only one to have a classic car presentation so far.