Red Bull to unveil 2023 F1 car before any other team

Matching the dominant RB-18 will be a tough task, but Red Bull will be hoping to retain the constructors’ championship in 2023.

While many teams struggled to get to grips with the major regulation changes that came into effect at the start of 2022, Red Bull thrived at the start of F1’s new era.

The RB-18 was initially overweight going into the 2022 season, a problem which Max Verstappen claims cost the team dearly at the beginning of the year as Charles Leclerc and Ferrari build up a healthy lead in both championships.

After reducing the weight of their car however, Red Bull comfortably ran away with both championships, with the RB-18 leading now two-time world champion Max Verstappen to a record shattering 15 race wins.

The majority of F1 teams are set to reveal their 2023 challengers in the middle of February, however Red Bull have opted for a much earlier date, with the team set to show off the RB-19 before any other team makes their reveal.

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The RB-19 will be unveiled in New York on February 3rd, with Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri also set to show off their 2023 challenger stateside.

Red Bull will be hoping that all of their hard work over the winter break pays off, however the team do not exactly know how their cost cap breach penalty will affect the performance of their car.

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As punishment for breaching the 2021 cost cap, Red Bull had ten percent of their testing time for 2023 taken away and while Christian Horner labelled the penalty as ‘draconian’, technical director Adrian Newey suggested that the team may not feel a significant impact from the loss of testing time.

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Horner claimed that a ten percent reduction in testing time could see the RB-19 lose up to half a seconds’ worth of lap time, which could therefore put the team out of contention for either championship.

After Red Bull’s announcement, only Haas and Alfa Romeo are yet to confirm when they will launch their 2023 cars, with the reveal window now spanning from the 3rd of February to the 16th, when Alpine will make their announcement.