Red Bull RB10: First pictures

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Red Bull RB10, Jerez, 2014

The Red Bull RB10 has a lot to live up to – its four predecessors were all world champions. Here are the first pictures of the new car.

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78 comments on Red Bull RB10: First pictures

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  1. Hm, looks more interesting, than Mercedes, especially the black nose tip.

  2. Calum (@calum) said on 28th January 2014, 7:38

    This is awesome – so exciting getting multiple car launches in a day!

    Definitely my favourite part of the F1 year! :D

  3. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 28th January 2014, 7:41

    Colour me underwhelmed – it looks quite lazy. Maybe it’s just a byproduct of the distance between camera and car, but it just looks like an RB9 with a 2014 nose.

    • Nick (@nick-uk) said on 28th January 2014, 18:27

      More than anything its the livery that I can’t stand. It’s always been aweful. It’s far too crowded. I think Red Bull could do with a major overhaul of its car livery style. With Webber leaving it could have been a good time to make another change. I dunno, I just hate all the lines and writing everywhere.

  4. Let’s see if Vettel gives this one a woman’s name..

  5. Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 28th January 2014, 7:44

    The nose tip looks counterintuitive being so wide with a large frontal area. Reminds me of the bulbous extension at the front of large cargo ships that saves a lot of fuel. So maybe Newey didn’t take inspiration from America’s Cup but from much larger ships.

  6. I like what I’m seeing, however the eternal argument that a beautiful car is a fast one will inevitably arise. The aesthetics are there and not long until we find out if the speed backs it up!

  7. Ean (@ean) said on 28th January 2014, 7:52

    Same as Torro Rosso

  8. JCost (@jcost) said on 28th January 2014, 7:53

    Keith you need at least 300mm of zoom :)

  9. sars (@sars) said on 28th January 2014, 7:54

    Is it me or does Ricciardo look like a plastic action man figure?

    Looking at the Red Bull site the nose job looks pretty good

    • panache (@panache) said on 28th January 2014, 8:02

      Spot on! Ricciardo has such an awkward posture in those pictures, even when taking into account that he was adjusting his posture when the pictures were taken.

  10. The bull gets a snake head!
    The nose is rather confusing. Not sure if it is painting gimmick or the nose itself is structured in such a manner.

  11. dennis (@dennis) said on 28th January 2014, 8:20

    Where will the mandatory cameras go?

  12. t3x (@t3x) said on 28th January 2014, 8:38

    Is this nose legal? seems like the surface area of the tip of the nose is tiny.

  13. MazdaChris (@mazdachris) said on 28th January 2014, 8:42

    Engineers up and down the paddock will be breathing a sigh of relief that the RB10 is pretty much following the same design principles as everyone else’s. They can rest assured they probably got it right…

    • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 28th January 2014, 9:35

      @mazdachris I’m not sure I agree. The nose tip seems quite different from other cars: it is vertical and not sloping like the other anteater designs.

      • MazdaChris (@mazdachris) said on 28th January 2014, 10:02

        @mike-dee
        The concept is basically the same though. It’s just there to fulfill the mandatory nose regs, while keeping its aero profile to a minimum. Unless they’re using it to generate vortices, or there’s something more complex going on below the front of the chassis, I think there’s nothing to suggest that RBR’s design is a fundamentally different approach to that taken by the others (Except Ferrari and Mercedes)

      • TMF (@tmf42) said on 28th January 2014, 10:11

        @mike-dee agree, it looks rather unique. It reminds me of a bulbous bow used on ships.

  14. The Blade Runner (@thebladerunner) said on 28th January 2014, 8:49

    Not bad at all looks wise. I wonder how Ferrari and Mercedes feel now they know that Newey has gone down the “proboscis” route.

  15. Alskie said on 28th January 2014, 8:49

    So far i like this design the best. Not so much of a penis nose, more like a wedge. Plus the livery distracts from it.

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