Max Verstappen tests new Red Bull RB16 at Silverstone

Tanya Simon
February 14, 2020

"The first time out in the auto, I've been driving already a bit, so good first impressions. So, yeah, good first impressions".

"The integration of the power unit fully into the auto now is a work of art - and it's nice to see it in what is now an iconic livery". But it's the start of a new season.

Max Verstappen says he wants Red Bull Racing to start the 2020 season strongly in his quest to become F1's youngest ever world champion.

Red Bull also unveiled two new-look helmets for its drivers, with Verstappen saying that his design is "a bit more fresher, and with the halo this will stand out a bit more".

Amid high hopes for the new campaign, which will see Verstappen and Alex Albon team up, the Red Bull cars will once more be powered by Honda engines.

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In the first five races, Mercedes scored one-two results without fail, taking until the seventh race, the Canadian Grand Prix, for only one Mercedes driver to stand on the podium and until the eleventh, the German Grand Prix, for them to fail altogether.

"The target for the whole team is that we want to fight for the championship and do better than a year ago and be there from the first race onwards", he added.

"Of course today is a filming day but it gives us a limited amount of time to have a little look at the vehicle for the driver to make sure he fits it properly and to iron out any niggles before arriving at the first test in Barcelona".

Max Verstappen will continue leading the charge for Red Bull, having signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the team until at least the end of 2023.

The season opens in Melbourne, Australia on March 15.

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