Rumours have recently emerged regarding Red Bull's 2022 Formula 1 car, with a report in Italian media suggesting that the RB18 has failed the FIA's frontal crash tests for the new regulations.
At this point, such a failure would result in some hasty re-design work and an inevitable delay to future development as the team prepare for the 2022 season.
It would not be the first time an Adrian Newey-penned design has fallen foul of the FIA tests, with Newey's 2003 McLaren MP4-18 never actually taking part in a Grand Prix after being troubled from the start.
The rumours appear to centre on Red Bull's failure to confirm a launch date for the RB18, as the majority of the teams have now done so – including Red Bull sister team AlphaTauri.
Red Bull have no concerns over their new RB18
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner recently explained that the RB18 is hitting "the majority" of its targets, entering the car build phase of its development last week.
Addressing the rumours of a crash test failure, a Red Bull source confirmed to RacingNews365.com that there are no concerns regarding the RB18 in this area.
The planned reveal date for the 2022 Red Bull is understood to be linked to the timeline of a sponsorship activation, as opposed to any car issues, the same source indicated to RacingNews365.com.
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