Monday, 6 February 2012

Red Bull launch new RB8 car for 2012

Red Bull has unveiled their new car for the approaching period, to be driven by world champion Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

Red Bull RB8

Vettel, a two-time champion, praised the RB8 as "extremely comfortable".

Red Bull admitted that some of the 2012 design regulations mean the latest model of car could be described as "uglylooking".

Rivals Sauber and Toro Rosso have also revealed their cars ahead of the season opener in Melbourne on 18 March.

Designer Adrian Newey, speaking at the car launch in Milton Keynes, described the latest innovations and modifications.

"We've kept more or less the same chassis shape, but had to drop the nose just in front of the front bulkhead which, in common with many other teams, has led us to a slightly ugly looking nose.

"We've tried to style it as best we can, but it's not a feature you would choose to put in were it not for the regulation."

Red Bull came into last season as reigning drivers' and constructors' champions and have now added the extra dimension of improved reliability.


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