Formula 1 2021 Red Bull RB16B – The car with which Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will start the first Grand Prix in Bahrain will therefore have many similarities with last year’s car.
Red Bull has become the latest team to show its 2021 car, the RB16B, as it bids to close the gap to Formula 1 pacesetters Mercedes.
Red Bull has been one of Mercedes’ main challengers through Formula 1’s hybrid era, having previously won four straight titles in the V8 period.
Red Bull finished runner-up in 2020 but was a distant contender, taking only two wins – both via Max Verstappen – which marked its lowest return in five years.
Verstappen has been joined by Sergio Perez for 2021, marking a fourth different team-mate for the Dutch driver in as many years.
Perez, who has previously raced for Sauber, McLaren and Force India/Racing Point, finished a career-best fourth in the 2020 standings, via a maiden victory in Bahrain.
Alexander Albon has been retained in a test and reserve role.
Red Bull previously outlined that 60 per cent of its 2020-spec car, the RB16, has been carried over to the RB16B.
Formula 1 delayed the planned introduction of overhauled technical regulations due to the pandemic.
Red Bull confirmed last week that it will continue to run Honda power units through 2024 after reaching an agreement to acquire the firm’s technology.
Honda will officially exit Formula 1 at the end of 2021.
A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE RED BULL RACING RB16 VS. RB16B
In the back, it is striking that the rear wing is a lot narrower, as was prescribed by the FIA. Not much new to see yet on the RB16B.
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THE NEXT RACE 2021
|Bahrain ||26 Mar|
|14:30 - 15:30||Free practice 1|
|18:00 - 19:00||Free practice 2|
|15:00 - 16:00||Free practice 3|
|18:00 - 19:00||Qualifying|
|18:00 - 20:00||Race|
|Bahrain||57 laps||308.238 km|