Red Bull last to reveal launch date of 2020 Formula 1 car

Formula 1

Red Bull has announced a reveal date for its 2020 Formula 1 car, completing the schedule of F1 season launch events for this year.

Red Bull’s newest Honda-powered challenger, the RB16, will be showcased on February 12, with a skahedown at Silverstone also scheduled.

This will be on the same day as Renault’s 2020 launch in Paris, and a day after Ferrari kicks off the ‘launch season’ with its presentation.

Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon will campaign the RB16, as Red Bull enters the season with its third different driver line-up in three years.

Verstappen is signed through 2023, whereas Albon’s place at the team is not confirmed beyond the current year.

The upcoming campaign will be the last that Aston Martin serves as Red Bull’s title sponsor, as the British manufacturer will instead join forces with Racing Point from 2021 onwards following Lawrence Stroll’s recent acquisition of shares in the car company.

F1’s key 2020 pre-season dates

February 11 Ferrari launch
February 12 Red Bull launch
February 12 Renault launch
February 13 McLaren launch
February 14 AlphaTauri launch
February 14 Mercedes launch
February 17 Racing Point launch
February 17 Williams launch
February 19 Haas launch
February 19 Alfa Romeo launch

February 19-21 First pre-season test
February 26-28 Second pre-season test

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