The latest Adrian Newey creation – Red Bull RB13 – was presented with an online video clip at the Milton Keynes team’s website.
“This is one of the prettiest cars we’ve designed and made. The geometry of the car under these new regulations, the proportions looks right. It looks mean, it looks fast. It’s that old adage ‘if it looks right, it tends to go alright’. And this car for sure looks right”, team principal Christian Horner said.
Chief technical officer Adrian Newey thinks that the 2017 regulations are a change for the better: “There’s a feeling, which I do agree with that since we went to narrow-track cars back in 1998 the cars always looked a bit out-of-proportion. Quite a narrow car, reasonably wide tyres, and very long cars, increasingly. So the proportions look strange. By going back to a wider track with a wider tyres, proportionally they should look better.”
Horner: This Red Bull is one of the prettiest cars we’ve designed and made
According to Daniel Ricciardo the regulations already made the new cars look “more imposing”.
“It looks quite beautiful. It definitely looks sleek. They look like the fastest cars in the world. That was the impression I got”, the Australian said.
“The car looks very aggressive”, Max Verstappen agreed. “Hopefully when it looks that aggressive it will be fast, but we still have to wait and see.”
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) 26 February 2017