Red Bull’s 2015 RB11 F1 car caught everybody’s eye during the first day of pre-season testing in Jerez, Spain. Fortunately, we have our first glimpse of some video footage with what’s now called the CamoBull.
Even though there were a lot of voices saying that the team should keep the ‘Camo’ test livery, Red Bull have stated that it was only used because it was an interesting design exercise and because obviously it would make it harder for the competition to get a good look at their mods.
Bottom line, it’s not going to make it all the way to Melbourne, but, as team principal Christan Horner said recently, people won’t be disappointed because “the [final] livery will be even stronger. It’s great to do something different, it’s been extremely well received.”
The CamoBull first came to be thanks to a helmet design that Sebastian Vettel ran last year at Monza, and even though we have no idea about what the official race livery will look like, we’re hoping it might keep some of the ‘Camo’ elements, while combining them with the teams classic blue, red and yellow colors.
It sure looked great on Vettel’s helmet last year, as does the entire RB11 car, both in the pictures we’ve seen as well as in this video – in which by the way, you can see Red Bull’s pit crew put some panels around the car as soon as it came back in the pits so that nobody could get a better look.
That sort of secrecy is enough to get us excited about their chances this upcoming Formula 1 season. Maybe they have something major up their sleeves.