Red Bull are set to be the first team to launch their car for the 2023 Formula 1 season; the reigning drivers’ and constructors’ champions will reveal the RB19 in New York City on February 3
Last Updated: 13/01/23 5:27pm
Reigning Formula 1 constructors’ champions Red Bull have announced they will launch their 2023 car in New York City on February 3.
With only two teams – Alfa Romeo and Haas – left to announce their launch dates, Red Bull’s RB19 is set to be the first 2023 car revealed.
The RB18 delivered a dominant season for Red Bull, ending Mercedes’ eight-year streak of constructors’ titles and helping Max Verstappen to his second successive drivers’ crown.
“The 3rd February is set to be our biggest launch yet, in the city that never sleeps, New York,” Red Bull said in a statement released on Friday.
“Not only is this going to be the first Formula 1 season launch to take place in the US, we’re also planning to make it the greatest in F1 history.”
Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri had previously confirmed that they would also launch their 2023 campaign in New York, but that event comes eight days later.
Verstappen produced a brilliant season-long display of driving, winning a record 15 races as he cruised to his second title.
Red Bull were similarly dominant in the constructors’ contest, beating second-placed Ferrari by 205 points.
Verstappen’s dominance in 2022 allowed the team to start work early on their 2023 car, but they will also be coping with a loss of development time after being punished for breaching F1’s cost cap in 2021.
F1 2023: When are the new cars being revealed?
|February 3||Red Bull|
|February 13||Aston Martin|
|Two teams TBC|
What changes are there on the cars and when’s testing?
While there is no rules overhaul for next year like there was for 2022, there are subtle changes to the rules and cars that teams can take advantage of.
The most notable is a higher ride height, which is primarily to help with porpoising but could also see teams find performance.
There is one pre-season test this year, in Bahrain, on February 23-25.
The 2023 season starts in earnest the week after pre-season testing at the same Sakhir circuit, on March 3-5.