The secrets revealed in Red Bull's belated RB18 unveiling
Red Bull was the first Formula 1 team to launch its 2022 season, but is the last to actually show off its new car. Finally unveiling its RB18 to the world on the first day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, here's what can be seen from the radical new challenger Max Verstappen will defend his 2021 title with
Late is the hour at which Red Bull chooses to appear. Having escorted Max Verstappen to his first Formula 1 world title, the team's new RB18 had yet to break cover as the team elected to “launch” its new model with...a completely different car.
But perhaps Red Bull is never late, or early, and has unveiled its car precisely when it means to. Aiming to keep some of its details under wraps to ensure they couldn’t be assimilated into the other cars, Barcelona’s “shakedown event” proved to be the first proper look at its new championship challenger.
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