Red Bull Racing Launches RB16

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Red Bull Racing has launched the RB16, which the team will field in the upcoming Formula One season.
Red Bull Racing has launched the RB16, which the team will field in the upcoming Formula One season.

SILVERSTONE, England – Red Bull Racing became the first team to put their new Formula One race car on the track Wednesday during a shakedown session at the Silverstone Circuit.

Max Verstappen drove the new Honda-powered RB16 at Silverstone as the team prepares for the annual pre-season test next week at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

The Red Bull squad is hoping the RB16 will be the car that elevates the team back into championship contention. The Red Bull team has finished third in the championship the last three seasons behind Mercedes and Ferrari.

Alexander Albon will join Verstappen during the pre-season test next week at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to turn his first laps in the RB16.