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What Red Bull is trying to hide with its RB16B launch

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Red Bull made no secret of the fact its 2021 F1 car is an evolution of its predecessor, but in keeping the same foundations while hiding some tightly-guarded updates with its RB16B, the team aims to avoid suffering the same pitfalls of previous years

Red Bull made no secret of the fact its 2021 F1 car is an evolution of its predecessor, but in keeping the same foundations while hiding some tightly-guarded updates with its RB16B, the team aims to avoid suffering the same pitfalls of previous years

The extra B is not a typo; Red Bull, in naming its 2021 chariot the RB16B, has not even considered the pretence that its latest Formula 1 car is an all-new machine. The team's figures have been open about the amount of carryover from last year's car and, if you look at the form-book over the past few seasons, that might play into its favour.

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Teams Red Bull Racing
Author Jake Boxall-Legge