Red Bull reveals date for new F1 livery launch

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Red Bull is set to reveal its new-for-2016 car livery, teamwear, and racewear on February 17 at a special event in London, though Milton Keynes’ latest challenger should not be unveiled before pre-season testing.

The four-time world champions already revealed their new logo following the loss of sponsor title Infiniti after three seasons, but the design did not have any reference to new partner TAG Heuer.

The Swiss watchmaker is however expected to feature on the new Red Bull livery, while also branding the team’s Renault power units.

The energy drinks giant has yet to confirm when its new charger will break covers. The Austrian company has tended to opt for pit lane launches in recent years, but it did pull off a nice stunt 12 months ago when rolling out a camouflaged black-and-white design on its RB11.

Red Bull has kept the same driver pairing for 2016, with Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat returning after a first campaign together. The Russian narrowly outscored the Australian last season, though he scored one less podium than his team-mate.

This year’s pre-season testing comprises only eight days of running divided up in two four-day sessions. Both take place in Barcelona from February 22-25 and March 1-4 respectively.

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