Red Bull sets date for livery launch

Red Bull will reveal its new Formula 1 livery in the week before the first pre-season test, although its new car is not expected to break cover until it is run in Barcelona.

With the loss of title sponsor Infiniti, and the arrival of TAG Heuer as sponsor and engine naming partner, the Milton Keynes-based team will be running in slightly revised colours in 2016.

Max Verstappen ran with TAG Heuer branding on a Red Bull show car during a promotional event last week, but the definite final livery will only be unveiled at an event in London on February 17.

The decision to reveal the car means it is almost certain that Red Bull will not repeat its stunt from last year, when it ran in a special black and white testing livery.

Red Bull has not yet confirmed when its car will be officially launched, although it has recently done so on the morning of testing with a simple roll-out in the pitlane.

The first pre-season test takes place at Barcelona in Spain from February 22.

2016 F1 car launch dates

Team Engine Drivers Launch date


 Lewis Hamilton

 Nico Rosberg



 Sebastian Vettel

 Kimi Raikkonen



 Valtteri Bottas

 Felipe Massa

 Red Bull


 Daniil Kvyat

 Daniel Ricciardo

February 17 (livery)
 Force India


 Sergio Perez

 Nico Hulkenberg



 Pastor Maldonado

 Jolyon Palmer

February 3 (team launch)
 Toro Rosso


 Max Verstappen

 Carlos Sainz Jr.



 Felipe Nasr

 Marcus Ericsson



 Jenson Button

 Fernando Alonso

February 21
 Manor  Mercedes TBA
February 22


 Romain Grosjean

 Esteban Gutierrez 

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