Max Verstappen


Sergio Pérez

are presented as the only real alternative to Mercedes in the 2021 World Cup. The Dutchman and the Mexican will get behind the wheel of the RB16B, presented this Tuesday by the Austrian team.

A car, with a Honda engine, that starts from the base of the one that already achieved two victories, one pole and 13 podiums last season.

Adrian Newey's


aims to improve the performance of the RB16, a fast car, but with difficulties in traction and braking, due to the weaknesses in its rear end.

These driving demands took their toll on

Alexander Albon

, who never knew how to make the most of his potential.

Apparently, the Thai's spins and the demands on Mad Max were the result of a correlation problem between the wind tunnel data and what the engineers measured on the tarmac.

"We understood many lessons in 2020 and part of the problem lay in the complexity of our tunnel," argued

Christian Horner

, team leader.

Filming Day at Silverstone

The first test bed, with the usual limitations, will be established on Wednesday at Silverstone, where Red Bull will put its car on the track during the traditional Filming Day.

Later, Verstappen and Pérez will have the official tests, which will be held between March 12 and 14, in Sakhir.

This circuit will also be the setting for the Bahrain GP, ​​the first race of the World Championship, on March 28.

"Our goal is to continue the 2020 momentum and fight for the title," underlined the statement from the Milton Keynes team.

In 2020, Red Bull finished second in the Constructors' World Cup, 254 points less than Mercedes.

His irregularity was reflected in three double zeros, a record worse than McLaren, Racing Point and Renault, his pursuers in the table.

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