Red Bull revealed its 2016 colour scheme at an event in London on Wednesday, ahead of its RB12 breaking cover at Formula 1 testing next week.
Having lost title sponsor Infiniti, and with Tag Heuer coming on board to badge the team’s Renault engines, team boss Christian Horner said it presented Red Bull with a chance to rework the traditional colour scheme it has raced in F1.
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Red Bull has done away with its traditional blue base colour, instead opting for a darker matt paint scheme, with yellow lines around the logo on the engine cover, and bold red lettering replacing the Infiniti branding on the sidepod.
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“We decided that with a clean sheet of paper to go with something a bit more innovative, aggressive, that will stand out in the crowd and stand out in a few more drivers’ mirrors,” said Horner.
“It looks right and things that tend to look right, go right.”
Red Bull’s new chassis was not on show at the livery launch. The team will reveal its 2016 car in the Barcelona pitlane on Monday morning.
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