Red Bull has announced its F1 2024 launch date, revealing the news just six days before winter testing begins in Bahrain. It remains uncertain whether Red Bull will unveil the actual RB20 car or showcase an updated color scheme on a show car, similar to the previous two seasons. The RB20 follows the remarkable success of its predecessor, the RB19, which dominated the 2023 season with Max Verstappen securing a third-world championship.
Team boss Christian Horner, when questioned about potential competition, drew parallels to Mercedes’ dominant 2020 season, emphasizing the evolving nature of F1. Horner acknowledged subtle rule changes and the likelihood of competitors closing the gap, expressing the challenge of replicating RB19’s success but aiming to apply its lessons to defend titles with the RB20.
Sergio Perez continues alongside Verstappen in 2024, facing the task of securing a contract extension. Mercedes and Alpine also revealed their F1 2024 launch dates, with Mercedes unveiling the W15 on February 14, a day before Red Bull. Renault’s Alpine brand is set to launch its 2024 motorsport season on February 7, encompassing both F1 and World Endurance Championship teams. AlphaTauri, McLaren, and Haas are yet to announce their launch dates for the upcoming campaign.