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Red Bull complete secret shakedown of 2023 car

Red Bull have given their 2023 car, the RB19, a first test outing with a shakedown session at the Silverstone circuit.

Red Bull's car for the 2023 season, the RB19, took the track for the first time in a shakedown session at the Silverstone circuit, without prior warning. The car was driven by Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez at the home of the British Grand Prix, with official 'third' driver Daniel Ricciardo sitting out this particular test session. The Milton Keynes team were able to complete a 'filming day', permitted under the regulations, with Pirelli demo tyres, which is common practice among teams prior to testing.

The RB19 is set to bare striking resemblance to its predecessor , the RB18, owing to the team's desire to evolve their 2022 design, rather than make wholesale design changes. RacingNews365 understands that Red Bull don't have any weight issues with their new car, following a 2022 season where they battled with an overweight car. Pierre Wache previously spoke about the Red Bull's cautious approach to component design for the 2022 regulation changes , with the team favouring to increase component durability and adding mass as a result. RacingNews365 also understands that a lighter chassis is part of this weight-saving process. A lighter chassis was planned from last year's Dutch or Belgian Grand Prix, but this was not used due to concerns about the 2022 budget cap, and the knowledge gained from this improved 2022 chassis will have carried over into the 2023 design.

RB19 👉 Spotted in the wild 👀 pic.twitter.com/B7BOKdR56Q — Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 10, 2023

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