F1 2014: Red Bull RB10 breaks cover for Jerez test
Red Bull Racing have taken the wraps off their new 2014 challenger the Red Bull RB10 at a racetrack and then tested the machine. They’re obviously showing the rest of the paddock that they’re serious about achieving a fifth consecutive constructors world championship with the RB10.
Several rival designers have chosen to interpret the new low nose ruling the same way so a lot of the new cars running in the test have a narrow protruding section at the front. Red Bull haven’t done this which is typical of Newey who always seems to go his own way with spectacular results.
Red Bull weren’t the only team to unveil their new car at the Jerez test as Mercedes also used the Spanish test to showcase their new Mercedes W05. Lewis Hamilton’s first impressions of the new car must be mixed because he completed 18 laps of the Spanish circuit but his test was abruptly stopped by a suspected front-wing failure.
Lotus are the only team not using the Jerez test to evaluate their new car. They’ll be at the second F1 winter test which takes place in Bahrain next month.