At this point, all the F1 teams on the grid have revealed their new cars for the season ahead. That includes Red Bull, which showcased its new RB14 during a filming stint at Silverstone last week, wearing a blue digital-camo livery.
Now that the team has arrived in Barcelona, however, for the first official test session of the season, it’s revealed the actual color scheme it will wear this year. And it looks pretty much as you might have expected.
Those are the same navy, red, and yellow the team has worn for the last thirteen years now since first arriving on the grid. And they’re rendered in the same matte finish it embraced three seasons ago. This time, though, the livery features more prominent branding from title-sponsor Aston Martin, which has been stepping up its partnership with the team.
The British automaker doesn’t furnish the engine, though – at least not yet. Instead that’s provided, once again, by Renault, and rebranded by TAG Heuer – not unlike the TAG-branded Porsche engines that McLaren ran back in the mid-Eighties. That was when it had world-class drivers like Niki Lauda, Alain Prost, and Keke Rosberg – world champions all – behind the wheel.
For its part, Red Bull hasn’t won the championship since Sebastian Vettel left for Ferrari. Could this finally be the year in which it surpasses Mercedes to seal the title? We’ll just have to wait and see. But you can bet that Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen will be giving it their all.