Red Bull to unveil new car on same day as Mercedes
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Red Bull to unveil new car on same day as Mercedes as they bid to end their five-year Formula 1 dominance

  • Max Verstappen is set to be among Lewis Hamilton’s chief rivals this year 
  • Red Bull will provide a maiden glimpse of their 2019 machine on February 13
  • That will come on the same days as Mercedes perform a test at Silverstone 

Max Verstappen’s Red Bull team will launch their new car on the same day as Mercedes.

Verstappen finished fourth in last year’s championship and is set to be among Lewis Hamilton’s chief rivals as the Briton bids for a sixth world title.

Red Bull will provide a maiden glimpse of their 2019 machine on February 13, with Hamilton set to get his first taste of the new Mercedes in a shakedown test at Silverstone on the same day.

Max Verstappen's Red Bull team will launch their new car on the same day as Mercedes

Max Verstappen’s Red Bull team will launch their new car on the same day as Mercedes

Verstappen’s hopes of a prominent championship challenge are set to be determined by the performance and reliability of Red Bull’s new engine partner Honda.

Red Bull will be powered by the Japanese manufacturer this year after ending their fractious relationship with Renault.

Australian Daniel Ricciardo has left Red Bull to join Renault with Verstappen to be partnered by young Frenchman Pierre Gasly.

Verstappen finished fourth in last year's championship and is set to rival Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen finished fourth in last year’s championship and is set to rival Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen, 21, endured an error-prone start to his last campaign, but only Hamilton scored more points than the Dutchman during an impressive second half of the season.

American team Haas will be the first outfit to break cover with their new livery at the RAC Club in London on Thursday ahead of the opening winter test in Barcelona on February 18.

The season starts one month later in Melbourne. 

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