World champions Red Bull have run their new car for the first time in secret at Silverstone.
The team revealed on social media its RB19 had been in action at the track which will hold the British Grand Prix in July. No other details about the car’s run have been confirmed.
Red Bull held a season launch event in New York last week at which they presented a show car which they referred to as the RB19. They previously confirmed the car displayed was not their true 2023 design.
Team principal Christian Horner said the car presented in New York “isn’t a total reflection of what will hit the track in Bahrain in a couple of weeks’ time” when pre-season testing begins. “The car that was shown today obviously will be somewhat different when you see it in Bahrain,” he added.
Last year the team presented a model at its launch and ran their real car for the first time in a behind-closed-doors test at Silverstone.
Rivals Mercedes are due to launch their new car at the same circuit on Wednesday next week. Red Bull’s new car has run for the first time on the same day Alfa Romeo’s C43 hit the track in Spain.
RB19 👉 Spotted in the wild 👀 pic.twitter.com/B7BOKdR56Q
— Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 10, 2023
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