Red Bull has confirmed it will launch its 2020 Formula 1 car on February 12.
The Milton Keynes squad’s announcement completes the set of 2020 car launches after it became the 10th and final team to confirm its plans ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Red Bull is set to unveil its Honda-powered RB16 challenger in a digital presentation next Wednesday (February 12), on the same day as Renault.
It is understood the RB16 will also hit the track for the first time on Wednesday for a shakedown event at Silverstone, a week before pre-season testing begins at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya.
It will follow Ferrari’s 2020 car launch, with the Italian squad to be the first F1 team to reveal its new challenger and livery at Maranello on February 11 ahead of the forthcoming campaign.
Red Bull will hope its RB16 challenger can propel the team into title contention in its second year being powered by Japanese engine manufacturer Honda, after making impressive gains on rivals Mercedes and Ferrari in the second half of 2019.
Max Verstappen claimed three victories for Red Bull across 2020 on his way to finishing third in the drivers’ championship, while Alexander Albon is set to contest his first full-campaign with the team after his mid-season promotion from Toro Rosso.
2020 F1 car launches:
February 11: Ferrari
February 12: Renault, Red Bull
February 13: McLaren
February 14: Mercedes, AlphaTauri
February 17: Racing Point, Williams
February 19: Haas, Alfa Romeo
Test 1: February 19-21
Test 2: February 26-28