Red Bull Racing has become the final established F1 team to launch its 2010 challenger after taking the wraps off the RB6 at Jerez.
Having elected to miss the Valencia test last week to complete extra work on the car, Red Bull revealed the car in the Jerez paddock prior to the opening day of testing, although wet weather conditions are likely to play a large part in the programmes run on Wednesday.
The new car is an evolution of the RB5 which carried Sebastian Vettel to second in the drivers' championship last year, with the German and team-mate Mark Webber helping Red Bull to finish second in the constructors' championship behind Brawn GP.
Like a number of teams, Red Bull has designed the car with a 'shark-fin' engine cover while changes to the rear of the car have allowed the team to make full use of a double diffuser.
“The car is a limousine!” Webber joked to the press during the launch. “We only had small aerodynamic changes so we didn't go crazy. It shows how clever Adrian Newey is that a lot of people copied our car (from last year).”
Webber was given the task of hitting the track to turn the first laps in the car and despite the fact that conditions are set to affect the maiden test of the RB6, team boss Christian Horner said the team wasn't worried about missing the Valencia session.
“We felt there was more to be gained off the track,” he said. “We set ourselves aggressive targets. We kept our heads down over the winter. We kept working on our concepts and Adrian has come up with a new, very good car.
“I think there are four race-winning teams: McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes and us.”
Lotus F1, USF1 and Campos Meta are the only teams yet to launch their 2010 F1 machines, with Lotus scheduled to take the wraps off its car in London on Friday.
The remaining two teams have yet to schedule launches as questions continue to be asked about the viability of their planned entries.