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Featured Red Bull RB11 begins testing with all-new camouflage livery

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Jordan Adcock, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB11 04.jpg
    Red Bull’s latest challenger went straight into testing without a traditional launch or even the team’s usual livery, instead adopting a striking camouflage. It won't be the same livery Red Bull will race with in Australia in March, but it’s a typically bold statement from the Milton Keynes-based squad, looking to bounce back to championship success after a difficult 2014.

    It helps that they’ve retained Australian Daniel Ricciardo, who scored all of their three wins last year and is testing the car first before new teammate Daniil Kvyat. “It’s an exciting and dynamic line-up,” said Team Principal Christian Horner in the team’s press release. “We know the quality of Daniel following his performances last year and in Daniil we have an outstanding talent. The speed, commitment and determination he demonstrated were all the qualities we’re looking for.” Ricciardo is excited about the RB11’s prospects, commenting: “I hope it’s going to be a beast. We’ll soon find out.” But 20 year-old Kvyat, having graduated from sister team Toro Rosso for only his second year in F1, is maintaining modest expectations for now: “I haven’t really set any targets for 2015. I just want to keep doing the best job possible with hard work and the right attitude and that’s the best thing I can do.”

    The chassis’ lower front end and the more extreme coke-bottle shape are the most notable aesthetic changes from last year’s car, but all of the biggest developments are beneath the bodywork, particularly relating to the Renault power-unit which left Red Bull underpowered compared to Mercedes. But despite Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey's reduced role this year and a very tight timescale to get the car finished Horner is confident they can take the fight to their rivals. “Our target is simple: to close down the gap to Mercedes yet further,” he said. “We know what we’re aiming at, we know what we need to achieve and I believe that with the RB11, with the drivers we have and with the new structures put in place we should be able to do that.”

    Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB11 01.jpg Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB11 02.jpg Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB11 03.jpg
    Image credits: Getty Images
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  2. Are they hoping to get this on the cover of Autocar? :roflmao:
  3. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen
    I am the Pastor Maldonado of RaceDepartment.

    That looks AWESOME!
  4. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    For my part they keep this livery. Looks nice :)
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  5. mystaaRS

    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

    If this livery is only for testing, then what a waste, it must have took ages to design :)
  6. Beautiful Design
  7. Coennos

    Green green green

  8. I bet the guys doing the stickering of the car have killed someone.:D
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  9. Looks brilliant.
  10. R.J. O'Connell

    R.J. O'Connell
    Commentator/Contributor Staff Premium Member

    They really, really need to consider running this for at least a race. A lot more interesting than some other monochromatic designs in recent F1 history...
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  11. Steve Bird

    Steve Bird
    Racing Since 1978 Premium Member

    Who let the Missus loose with the wallpaper?
  12. Any skinner daring to do this on simulators? :D
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  13. mystaaRS

    If you get a Quali Place, you can get a Race Pace

    Well Red Bull have managed it ;)
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  14. realitychecked


    I'd do it if you pay me a load of money, yo!
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  15. nope, i quit :cautious:
  16. Maybe they're trying to blend in with the tarmac. They are planning to
    steal away the championship from Mercedes whithout anyone noticing... by
    making the most noticeable livery of them all.
  17. Sorry, I just noticed I can survive without it. :D
    Mine was just a provocaton, anyway, not a real interest. ^_^
  18. Benutzername

    Online Martini Racing - Founder and driver

    I would do this for Assetto Corsa if you give me the RB11 as a model and a proper template and some close-up pictures :cool:
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  19. I know somebody made (or is doing) a F1 mod, probably for last season.
    Maybe you could use that RedBull.

    But I can't be of any other help, sorry. ;)
  20. Andrew

    Global Moderator Staff Premium Member

    Nice car that is, but wait, I have seen that before..............
    A World War I battleship in dazzle camouflage........ :cool::whistling::cool:
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