The RB16B it’s official now. Red bull has presented this Tuesday one of the most anticipated cars for this season of the Formula 1, with which the British team wants to face Mercedes -although it will be very complicated- with the strongest pair of drivers he has had in recent years: Max verstappen Y Sergio Perez.
With the essence of its predecessor, especially in design, the RB16B is presented as a mere evolution of the RB16, winner of two Grand Prix in 2020. In fact, this season’s car will be the last in the alliance between Red Bull and Sling, after the unit supplier of the Red Bull and AlphaTauri teams announced last October its decision to leave Formula 1 at the end of 2021.
⏯ And now for the B-Side 💿 Meet the RB16B #ChargeOn 🤘 pic.twitter.com/2XrH3G4AP0
– Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 23, 2021
The 2021 World Cup looks like a very exciting season for Red Bull. After many years of bet and trust in the young promises of the quarry –Alex albon Y Pierre Gasly the last ones-, the team opted for the signing of a Sergio Pérez with several objectives: first, to have the reliability and experience of a man who was close to Verstappen numbers after the fiascos of its predecessors. And with that improvement in the second driver, getting closer than ever to Mercedes in the Constructors’ World Championship. Being able to compete against the great dominator of the Great Circus every weekend would be a dream for Christian Horner’s.
The limbo of the second place
The RB16B of Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez wants to get closer than ever to the Mercedes of Hamilton and Bottas, but in the Austrian team they know that it is an almost unattainable challenge to compete in the World Cup against Mercedes. Thus, the goal is to stand up to them and be on more podiums, in addition to increasing the difference in points with respect to other teams such as McLaren, Aston Martin or Ferrari, among others. Something that would place them in a kind of limbo between Mercedes and the rest of the mortals.
As for the differences with the 2020 RB16, the nose continues with the structure of its predecessor, presenting more novelties in the middle area of the car. The air inlets are more round and the area of the pontoons has changed somewhat, despite the fact that the car is very similar to the previous one: «Same same, but different»Red Bull wrote on its social networks.