Red Bull have launched their 2017 Formula One car – the RB13.
The team revealed the RB13 online at 13:13 local time, in honour of their 2017 car name. It has an interesting nose section, unlike on any of the other 2017 cars. Interestingly, Red Bull have opted to take the shark fin on their car, unlike their closest rivals Mercedes. The RB13 features the now familiar matte livery.
“It’s a clean sheet of paper and that for any designer or engineer is a real exciting challenge. A few years ago, 2009, there was the double diffuser: Is there a gizmo like that we’ve missed that somebody else has found? Hopefully not and hopefully we’ll be competitive.” – Christian Horner
Red Bull maintain the same driver pairing as last year. Four time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo is once again joined by Max Verstappen, who won on his debut for the team at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.
With one of the most exciting driver pairings on the grid, and with renewed hope over the all new 2017 Reanult power unit, could Red Bull be the team to beat this season?
What do you think to the RB13? Will Red Bull be able to challenge for the 2017 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Titles? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Nicky Haldenby is a freelance writer from Scarborough, England. After graduating from the University of Hull in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its fourth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations, and sister site GPDestinations, where he shares regular race previews and articles focussed around the latest in Formula 1 calendar and venue news. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky can also be heard regularly as a guest on various Formula 1 radio shows and podcasts.