F1 in 2019: Max Verstappen debuts deceptive Red Bull RB15

Helmut Marko on Red Bull's 'optimism' for 2019

Introducing the new Red Bull.with a colour scheme we were not expecting!

The four-times champions have switched engine supplier for the new season.

And in 2015, Red Bull's winter look was even more radical, the team initially running their new auto on track in a camouflage livery in a bid to hide its aerodynamic secrets.

Red Bull saw progress in Honda, when they partnered with junior team Toro Rosso, and were convinced they would make the gains required to push on and become a title contender once more.

There was a mixed reaction from fans on social media at the livery unveiling, with some fans begging the team not to alter the design, others left revolted by the dramatic departure while one supporter compared it with the red and black face of Star Wars villain Darth Maul.

Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly's challenger for the 2019 season will be under close scrutiny as Red Bull prepare for their first season with Honda power.

After five years without championship success, Red Bull is switching from Renault power to Honda this year.

Max Verstappen drove the RB15 around the circuit and although his team-mate Gasly was also at the track, he will have to wait until pre-season testing kicks off next week at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona to get his hands on the auto.

"I was really excited to jump in the vehicle and as soon as we got going it felt pretty normal", he said.

"So our objective very much is to try and be more consistent across all of the circuits, and hopefully with more horsepower than we had previous year will only help to lessen that gap".

"With Honda, we're expecting a lot, we're all very positive but I think it also needs to take a little bit of time, it can not be from race one it will be ideal. At the moment, I am of course very optimistic, but also realistic and I think time will tell how we are going to perform".

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