UNITED STATES: Red Bull Racing has revealed the livery for its 2023 F1 car, the RB19, at a special event in New York City.
Expectedly, Red Bull will reveal the full details of the RB19 during pre-season testing in Bahrain on February 23.
On stage, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Daniel Ricciardo, and team principal Christian Horner were present for the car’s new colour scheme unveiling at Manhattan’s Classic Car Club.
The livery remains similar to previous years despite teasing a “blank slate” ahead of the 2023 launch.
The RB19’s introduction comes after Ford confirmed its return to F1 as a power unit supplier beginning with the 2026 season.
The two companies have since confirmed a partnership that will take effect for the 2026 season, with Ford partnering with Red Bull Powertrains to create the team’s new engines.
During the livery launch, Ford CEO Jim Farley joined Red Bull team principal Christian Horner on stage to announce Ford’s partnership with Red Bull. They said that they were getting back into F1 because of the sport’s move toward being more environmentally friendly.
Red Bull Racing heads into the 2023 season with a lot to live up to, with the RB18 having won 17 of the 22 races in 2022, with Verstappen winning 15 times and becoming a two-time World Champion.
The reigning drivers’ and constructors’ champions will face a budget cap penalty in 2023, with a 10% reduction in CFD time limiting their ability to test new developments in their wind tunnel.
Red Bull Racing is ready to hit the ground running in the 2023 season with the unveiling of the RB19’s new livery for the 2023 F1 season.
With Ford as their partner starting in 2026, the team is gearing up for a successful and environmentally conscious future in Formula 1.
With a budget cap penalty looming and the team’s success from last season to live up to, Red Bull Racing has its work cut out for it.