New Red Bull Racing car hits the track

Daniel Ricciardo drives the RB12
Daniel Ricciardo drives the RB12

Red Bull’s new charge, the RB12, has hit the track for the first time this morning.

Having unveiled their new livery on Thursday, the new car was revealed to the world on Monday morning ahead of the first F1 test of the season at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

Daniel Ricciardo was first behind the wheel of the new car, putting in a few tentative laps to check everything was running smoothly.

Commenting on the new car and the season ahead, Team Principal, Christian Horner said: “Obviously the late engine decision last year was a challenge but we found a solution in time and the whole team has worked incredibly hard to recover over the winter. Therefore, we’re looking to build on the significant progress we made in the second half of 2015 and to carry that momentum into the early races of this season.

“My hopes for this season are that we genuinely make progress from where we were last year; that we get our heads down and we really develop the car well and hopefully with some performance coming on the power unit side as well, that will allow us to get closer to some of our immediate rivals.”

Daniel Ricciardo drives the RB12

Daniel Ricciardo drives the RB12

Daniel Ricciardo drives the RB12

Daniel Ricciardo drives the RB12