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F1 News: Max Verstappen Expresses Confidence in New Red Bull RB20 Concept – “I Trust The Team”

In a surprising move, Red Bull Racing has unveiled a new car concept for the upcoming F1 season, diverging from the highly successful RB19 of the previous year. Despite this shift, Max Verstappen, the team’s star driver, has conveyed his unwavering trust in the team’s decision-making and design capabilities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Red Bull opted for a new car concept, departing from the dominant RB19 of 2023, signaling a bold move towards innovation.
  • Despite their overwhelming success last season, winning 21 out of 22 Grands Prix, Red Bull chose an evolutionary approach with the RB20, challenging their own established comfort zone.
  • The RB20’s design, notably reminiscent of Mercedes’s W14 from 2023, has raised eyebrows among observers, but Verstappen remains steadfast in his confidence in Adrian Newey’s creation.

Red Bull’s decision to pursue a new car concept comes as a surprise, considering their dominance on the grid in the previous season, where they clinched victory in all but one Grand Prix. The RB20 represents an evolution of its predecessor, incorporating innovative design elements that have sparked intrigue among F1 enthusiasts.

The striking similarity of the RB20’s sidepods to those of Mercedes’s W14 from the 2023 season has drawn attention and speculation. This design approach, previously successful for the Brackley-based team, proved challenging as they struggled to secure wins in the preceding year.

Verstappen, however, remains unfazed by the changes, expressing his complete trust in the team’s decision-making process and technical prowess. In a statement to the media, he affirmed:

“I trust the team, to be honest, that they have made the right decisions in terms of choosing the right of the car.

“I saw how it was drawn last year, but I don’t care how it looks, as long as it is fast and when I saw it for the first time, fully built, [it doesn’t matter] whatever shape it has.

“I would sit in the car and once you drive out [of the pit-lane], you feel quite quickly if it feels quite normal and unfortunately, our filming day was wet so you don’t really know anything.

“But as soon as I jumped in, it felt pretty normal.

“Yes, it looks a bit different, but it is the direction that the team chose and I believe its the best direction to go into for the season.”

Verstappen’s confidence in the new Red Bull RB20 concept underscores the team’s commitment to pushing boundaries and striving for excellence in the upcoming F1 season. As the anticipation builds, all eyes will be on Red Bull Racing to see if their bold decision pays off on the track.

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