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Red Bull reveal new F1 car for 2022 season

Red Bull have become the second team to reveal their 2022 F1 car design, with the RB18 unveiled to the world on Wednesday.

Red Bull have become the first of Formula 1's front-running teams to reveal their 2022 car, presenting the new RB18 at their factory in Milton Keynes. After Haas kicked off launch season last week by releasing studio renders of their VF-22, Red Bull's launch was a more exuberant affair as race drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez showed off the RB18 – the car with which the team will aim to land both titles. The design looks very similar to the 2022 show car produced by F1 last year, in what was a preview of the new technical era. In terms of the livery, the usual blue, yellow and red colour scheme has been retained, though the team have announced a name change for the 2022 season, with existing sponsor Oracle becoming their new title partner . The RB18 is Red Bull's first car made to the all-new Formula 1 regulations, with the design led by Technical Director Pierre Wache and Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey.

Red Bull still intend to carry out shakedown with the RB18

Red Bull initially stated that they intended to carry out a shakedown of the RB18 ahead of pre-season testing getting underway in Barcelona – using up one of their two permitted filming days for the year. It is a common move amongst teams, enabling them to iron out any niggles ahead of the six valuable test days. Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko recently hinted that the shakedown may no longer be on the cards, due to the very tight production schedule of the RB18. However, team boss Christian Horner told RacingNews365.com that the team are still hopeful a shakedown can be carried out before they decamp to Barcelona for the first three days of testing. "We'll probably [still] do a shakedown before we go to the first test; it's tight, but it's on schedule," he said.

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