The Anglo-Austrian team is talking up expectations of a realistic championship charge in 2020, after making strong gains during their first season with Honda previous year.
Red Bull revealed the new RB16 on Wednesday as Max Verstappen put the 2020 vehicle through its paces at Silverstone.
Max Verstappen was behind the wheel to put the first miles on the vehicle and check for any issues, with the team limited to a maximum of 100km on promotional tires under filming day regulations.More news: Lapse Footage Shows Massive Iceberg Break From Pine Island Glacier
At first sight it appears the team, which won three races last year with Max Verstappen, will pick up from where it left off last year, its new contender looking a lot like its predecessor, save for a few minor changes.
And the Dutchman is expected to lead the charge against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes in what is the final year that he can become F1's youngest world champion.
"We also have stability in the team and that, alongside the momentum we built over the second half of last year, means we're in a very good place to mount a strong challenge this year".More news: NASA looking for astronauts to expand its crewed space missions
"The target for the whole team is... to fight for the championship and do better than a year ago, and be there from the first race onwards", said Verstappen, "because that's really where you have to start performing".
The new RB16 completed a filming day at Silverstone in the hands of Verstappen on Wednesday and will return to the track when preseason testing commences on February 19.More news: P.S. I Still Love You': Striking and realistic sequel