There she is, the RB6
Red Bull have unveiled the much awaited RB6 this morning in Jerez.
Adrian Newey's latest creation is an evolution of the 2009 RB5 rather than anything radical. The shark-fin stays, as does the pull-rod rear suspension. In it's launch guise it is difficult to the untrained eye to distinguish it from the '5.
Thankfully Craig Scarborough has that trained eye and has posted some details of the subtle updates. He has been producing some excellent technical analysis on his twitter stream, and no doubt when more pictures are available there will be more on the vital rear setup of the RB6.
"For me, 2009 was a great year because, although we didn’t manage to win the championship, Red Bull Racing matured to the point where we were able to win races and challenge for a championship. How that affects our season next year remains to be seen, but it has given a lot of people within the company confidence in their own ability.
The main change in regulations for 2010 are much smaller than for 2009 – the only ones of significance are the ban on refuelling and the smaller front tyre. It may be that other people have made big strides over the winter, and so how we all start the season remains to be seen."Adrian Newey
Last years RB5 was arguably the best car when considering the compromise that was the retrofitted double diffuser. And it looks like Newey has concentrated his efforts in that area, but as usual its probably safe to assume a new front and rear wings will be fitted before racing gets under way in a little over a month in Bahrain.
So what do you think? Is the RB6 a winner?