Pink Bull has launched the automotive it hopes will take the struggle to Mercedes on this yr’s Formulation One world championship.
The RB16B, which relies on final yr’s RB16, was revealed in a web-based launch forward of its first monitor outing at a filming day on Wednesday.
The automotive carries the hopes of 10-time race winner Max Verstappen and new recruit Sergio Perez, who replaces Alex Albon on the staff this season.
It’s the final Pink Bull to be powered by a Honda-badged engine forward of the Japanese producer’s withdrawal from the game on the finish of the yr, though the staff has struck a deal to proceed to make use of Honda’s energy unit expertise beneath the Pink Bull identify past 2021.
Final yr’s RB16 gained two races within the fingers of Verstappen, together with the season finale in Abu Dhabi, however was liable to instability in corners early within the yr.
Pink Bull hopes the RB16B will iron out the unfavorable facets of final yr’s automotive whereas retaining as a lot efficiency as attainable beneath the FIA’s newest aerodynamics rule modifications, geared toward decreasing downforce.
As soon as each drivers have pushed the automotive on Wednesday will probably be ready for the three-day pre-season take a look at that can happen in Bahrain from March 12-14.
The primary race within the season can also be scheduled in Bahrain on March 28.