Red Bull’s upgraded RB16B Formula 1 challenger has broken cover as the team revealed its latest car for the upcoming 2021 season on Tuesday morning.

Following the respective launches of McLaren, sister squad AlphaTauri and Alfa Romeo, Red Bull is the fourth team to show off its new car for the 2021 campaign.

The RB16B will build upon the foundations of its predecessor, which claimed two victories throughout 2020 at the hands of Max Verstappen.

Red Bull hopes its latest challenger will iron out the problems it encountered with its 2020 car and help the Milton Keynes squad further close the gap to the dominant Mercedes outfit this year, having finished a massive 254 points adrift last season.

A revamped driver line-up of Verstappen and new signing Sergio Perez - drafted in to replace Alex Albon for 2021 - will lead Red Bull’s charge as it bids to take the fight to Mercedes and achieve its first drivers’ and constructors’ championships since 2013.

Red Bull's latest F1 challenger will get its first on-track run at Silverstone on Wednesday, when the team will conduct one of its two permitted filming days. 

The RB16B's next outing will take place during pre-season testing in Bahrain on 12-14 March, before the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on 28 March. 

It will be powered by an all-new Honda power unit as the Japanese manufacturer goes all out to try and win the world championship with Red Bull in its final year with the team before it bows out of F1.

Red Bull has agreed a deal with Honda to take over the running of its IP and engines from 2022 onwards. It will continue to use Honda’s power units through to the end of 2024 before the next-generation of F1 engines is introduced in 2025.

 

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