2013 F1 cars
The Red Bull RB9 has been seen for the first time at the team’s base in Milton Keynes.
This is the car the team hope will bring them a fourth consecutive constructors’ championship. Sebastian Vettel is aiming for the same in the drivers’ championship – but team mate Mark Webber will be out to claim the title for himself.
Team principal Christian Horner said continuity and stability within the team gave him confidence they could capture both championships for the fourth year in a row.
“We’ve got continuity in the driver line-up for a fifth year. We’ve got continuity throughout all of the key technical areas,” he said.
“There’s a fierce determination to keep both those trophies in the cabinet at Milton Keynes for another year.”
Chief technical officer Adrian Newey described the car as an evolution of the previous year’s RB8. He said the car does incorporate a vanity panel, though it does not extend to the full length of the nose as the increased weight could not be justified.
The RB9 has a slightly revised colour scheme incorporating more purple, to reflect the team’s title branding from Infiniti.
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