Red Bull reveals their 2021 F1 car, the RB16B

Red Bull has unveiled its 2021 car ahead of the new Formula 1 season, releasing the first images of the RB16B.

The Milton Keynes-based team finished runner-up to runaway champions Mercedes in 2020, claiming two victories over the 17-race campaign.

Ambitions are high for this year having ended 2020 on a high with a win at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Red Bull goes in search of its first world title since 2013.

The RB16B is an evolution of its predecessor, carrying over 60% of the 2020 car, with Red Bull confident it has rectified the unpredictable nature of the car that plagued it in the early races of last season.

Engine supplier Honda has already announced it will be leaving F1 at the end of 2021, but has developed an entirely new power unit for this year in a bid to help Red Bull contend for the world championship.

Red Bull recently confirmed it will continue to use Honda engines from 2022 following the unanimous agreement to introduce a freeze on engine development.

It will take over the project and run the power units in its own name, also revealing a powertrain facility will be run from its factory in Milton Keynes.

The team has a newly-formed driver line-up, consisting of two race-winning drivers for the first time since 2018.

10-time grand prix winner Max Verstappen eyes a title challenge in 2021 having finished a distant third in the drivers’ standings behind both Mercedes drivers.

2020 Sakhir Grand Prix victor Sergio Perez becomes the first driver outside the Red Bull fold to race for the Austrian marque since 2007, replacing the demoted Alexander Albon after a stellar 2020 campaign for Racing Point.

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