The Red Bull Racing team is set to unveil its latest F1 car, the RB19, at a New York event on February 3rd at 2pm GMT. The event, which will be streamed live on Red Bull TV and its app, is also rumoured to include the announcement of the team’s technical partner for 2026, believed to be Ford. The team’s drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, as well as team principal Christian Horner, are expected to be in attendance.
Red Bull made headlines recently by dropping sportswear manufacturer Puma and software company Citrix from its list of sponsors, ahead of the 2023 season. The team has been teasing a major change to the RB19’s livery, with a recent social media post calling it a “blank canvas.”
The Austrian team is coming off a strong 2022 season, in which they took the constructors’ championship title at the Austin Grand Prix and Verstappen won the drivers’ championship at the Japanese Grand Prix. 2022 marked the first year since the hybrid era that Mercedes did not win the title and the first time since 2013 that Red Bull took the title.
Despite the team’s impressive performance, they face a few challenges in their defense of both titles in 2023, including a cost cap penalty, which was imposed after they exceeded the budget in 2021. Red Bull’s team principal, Christian Horner, has spoken about the impact of the reduced wind tunnel time, stating that the team will have to be more efficient to deal with the reduction.
Mercedes, who struggled in 2022, are expected to make a comeback in 2023 with the developments they made towards the end of last season. Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has already named Mercedes as the team’s biggest threat for the upcoming season, instead of Ferrari.
The next F1 car reveal on the calendar is that of Williams on February 6th, presented by Will Buxton. Get ready for an exciting 2023 season!