Sergio Perez had his first outing in a Red Bull car as he took the RB16B for a spin around Silverstone during a two-day testing session.
The Mexican described the experience as a “dream come true” as he and the team gathered information about the outfit’s 2021 contender, with a series of short runs focussed on getting the car set up right for the driver.
"To look at my name on the car is something very special. It’s definitely a dream come true. We’ve already done a lot of work in the simulator working on the controls and I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made in terms of feeling more comfortable in the car," Perez said.
"Everything about the car is different. It’s still an F1 car in the end but the seating position is different, the steering wheel, the brakes, the buttons, procedures, the engine and the power delivery, the torque, so many things are different.
"But I can see there is so much potential with this team."
Check out pictures of Perez’s first run in a Red Bull below: