A good Shakedown alone has never cared for a good season. There is, however, Red Bull encouraging signals from Silverstone, where the new RB15 was sent on Wednesday for the first Time on the track. In a short Video that he published on Twitter, says Max Verstappen about his first impressions of the new car – and the fall is extremely positive.
“After my first Run I smiled,” says the Dutchman, who was “very happy” with the Handling of the new car. Particularly interesting: the engine made a “very positive” impression. Red Bull drives in 2019 for the first time, with drives of the Honda. The change from Renault to the Japanese resulted in the formula 1 world for mixed feelings.
But in the case of Red Bull, it seems to continue to be sure to have made the right decision. “It is also a very nice group of people with whom we work” pushes Verstappen in terms of the new engine partner. It is clear, however, that the Shakedown was as a first system check. To the Limit, you will bring the car for the first time at the Tests in Barcelona.
Then it will show just how fast the new RB15 with Honda-Power – but also how reliably. Because that’s exactly what was in the past, both for Red Bull and Honda is often a construction site. The Shakedown is Verstappen, but I hope at least once the Best. “I think it was a very positive day. I am very happy,” says the 21-Year-old.
“Now I can’t wait to get there, me, for [the test in] Barcelona ready to Melbourne to work,” said Verstappen. The new formula 1 season starts on the 17. March 2019, with the opening race in Australia. Already in the coming week, the first four-day winter test in Barcelona on the program.
This article was written by Ruben Zimmermann
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