|2013 Red Bull RB9|
There's also sod-all information about it beyond what we can work out from looking, although team principal Christian Horner has called it an evolution of last year's car, saying that continuity and stability will hopefully be key to them getting their fourth world title in a row.
|The other side. Turns out it's symmetrical. Who'd a thunk?|
As for what's under the paint, the stepped nose remains, although the mysterious air intake has vanished, being replaced by a ramp that's at a shallower angle to last year's car courtesy of a short Vanity Panel that doesn't stretch to the tip of the nose, due to the added grams. The exhaust area will no doubt be improved with lots of cleverness as well, although the video doesn't show the rear end at all. Reports are coming in on Twitter that the press have no 3G signal and are being threatened with having their cameras and phones confiscated, which combined with the lack of a live launch like all the other teams have done makes you wonder why the hell they're even bothering to launch the damn car at all. Here's an over-exposed secret snap anyway:
The exhaust is another low-set Coanda affair, while the mullet has been trimmed back, much like the Sauber, McLaren and Ferrari. The front suspension looks like a pushrod setup rather than the lower pullrod system of Ferrari and McLaren. The diffuser isn't really visible, which will cause Adrian Newey to breathe a sigh of relief.
Wait, THIS JUST IN: Three official pictures:
|More purple on the rear wing, and the dark blue stripe has been replaced by a purple one as well.|
|Of course, this won't be 100% accurate anyway, because people might actually learn something that way...|
|This counts as a shot of the rear end, right?|
|Lastly, a comparison image from a fan. The angle isn't quite the same from picture to picture.|
UPDATE: More pictures.
|Infiniti are now title sponsors of Red Bull Racing, but like Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, you needn't say the whole name.|
|Typically, Vettel's side of the cover was tweaked to come off faster...|
|Large turning vane between the front wheels not copied by other teams... yet.|