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Red Bull Racing present the RB9 // Defending champions Red Bull launch their 2013 car

Published by Christine Blachford

Infinity Red Bull RB9 studio shot

Rather than the live stream of launches gone by, Red Bull have opted for a more lazy, Sunday afternoon approach, with information drifting out into the world via the website. There are meant to be photos, interviews and information regularly updated on the Red Bull site, with the big car reveal at 1pm.

As defending champions, Red Bull have a lot of pressure on their shoulders but the regulation stability works in their favour. They've a new title sponsor in the form of Infiniti but how many other big changes will there be?

Follow the Factbyte Factbox for updates as Red Bull reveal all.

As it happened: Red Bull Racing 2013 launch

  • 11:26

    Hello, welcome to Sunday. Red Bull are the team in the spotlight with a rather more relaxed attitude to launching - just sending information into the wilderness over the course of the afternoon.

  • 11:27

    First up they revealed a new, gloriously purple logo with title sponsor Infiniti.

  • 11:27

  • 12:39

    Before the covers come off.

  • 12:54

    TweetTweet from @ianparkesf1: At latest launch, and it's typically Red Bull - dark, moody, atmospheric and with a thumping tune in the background

  • 13:04

    A video of the factory making music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t6cxIeCIjE

  • 13:06

    Purple!

  • 13:07

    If you stick with that video long enough, you get a glimpse of the RB9. It's interesting to see the attention to detail and how much intricate work goes into the car, not a fan of the "rhythm" bit, though.

  • 13:08

    A wider angle from the photo shoot.

  • 13:09

    Increased purple on the livery, clearly, with huge Infiniti logos all around. The stepped nose looks odd to my eyes, and the letterbox slot in front is there or not depending on which picture you look.

  • 13:13

    Red Bull have banned the attendees from taking pictures. So that may be your lot!

  • 13:16

    QuoteComment from Pat W: From tweets it looks like Brundle is still yammering and they haven't taken the covers off yet

  • 13:18

    TweetTweet from @sarahholtf1: Oh hello @MBrundleF1 is reminding us of Red Bull's record in the last 3 years - 65% of points, 70% of poles & nearly 50% of races #f1

  • 13:22

    TweetTweet from @ivanF1: #F1

    The rear is the most radical part of the car for this year, #RB9 maintain the under-exhaust-channel + Coanda effect

  • 13:23

    The covers have apparently come off at Milton Keynes.

  • 13:27

    Word on the street is they're banning any photos altogether, so we have to stick with this Red Bull sanctioned blurry shot with Vettel and Webber hiding to the left and Brundle checking his notes on the right.

  • 13:32

    With the car unveiled, there will no doubt be more information coming from Milton Keynes throughout the afternoon. Keep checking the FBFB for more updates!

  • 13:34

    TweetTweet from @F1Kate: RB9 tech analysis: the tip of the nose cone looks stumpy. Might just be the angle. #NotATechspert

  • 13:38
  • 19:59

    Interviews released on the Red Bull site now. First up Christian Horner on what makes them such a tight-knit team: "I think people enjoy working in the team, they feel part of it, so there’s a good team spirit and strong desire to continue what we have... The way we work is open and transparent. We concentrate on being a Formula One team and nothing more. Our focus is very much on going racing and trying to get the best out of ourselves."

  • 20:00

    General genius Adrian Newey talks stepped noses: "There is a vanity panel but it’s quite small. It doesn’t extend a huge way forward because that would add unjustifiable weight. Last year we had a letterbox design to reduce the step, which aided cooling. This year the small vanity panel has allowed us to get rid of that."

  • 20:00

    (credit Thompson/Getty)

  • 20:01

    Mark Webber talks about some of his own changes for the coming season: "Ciaran Pilbeam has moved on to another team after a long time with us and I have a new race engineer in Simon Rennie. I’m looking forward to us working together. Of course it’s a different role for me to have someone fresh into the team and different for him too, as he has to get used to the way we go about our work."

  • 20:02

    And defending champion Sebastian Vettel ponders the possibility of a fourth title: "It will be tough to beat Mark and it will also be tough to beat the other teams. There’s no guarantee. You really have to focus on every single race, every single lap and try to get everything together. As soon as you have the helmet on, you want to perform and you want to do your best."

  • 20:03

    (credit Thompson/Getty)

  • 20:04

    The launch summed up in 60 seconds: http://www.f1minute.com/news/red-bull-racing-unveil-rb9-milton-keynes

All content in the series 2013 F1 launches




  • I wonder if the new found purple will be incorporated into the livery?

  • I wonder if the new found purple will be incorporated into the livery?

    hope so, looks very nice.

  • Midnight Launch here...

  • Looks like Martin Brundle is presenting the launch.

  • I know a guy who works for red bull who said the livery is going to be very different this year! Not sure if he was just saying that to stop me always asking questions but I hope it will!

  • I know a guy who works for red bull who said the livery is going to be very different this year! Not sure if he was just saying that to stop me always asking questions but I hope it will!

    ooh yay!

    Midnight Launch here...

    dedicated :)

  • I know a guy who works for red bull who said the livery is going to be very different this year! Not sure if he was just saying that to stop me always asking questions but I hope it will!

    I await the pink polkadot with much anticipation

  • Here's a photo from the launch from Badger GP

    https://fbcdn-sph…_1192337260_n.jpg

  • very purple

  • Afternoon all. I so hope for a change to the livery, just something

  • Afternoon all. I so hope for a change to the livery, just something

    Been a fair few livery changes this year, even Ferrari have changed their look a bit.

    McLaren... well, they changed their driver livery?

  • Afternoon all. I so hope for a change to the livery, just something

    i'll just be happy if their website stays up for more than five minutes.

  • i'll just be happy if their website stays up for more than five minutes.

    Isn't the main video being hosted via their YouTube channel though?

  • I don't understand why Red Bull don't make the car the same colour as that foul tasting drink

  • i'll just be happy if their website stays up for more than five minutes.

    Remember Red Bull have experience with popular live broadcasts via youtube ;)

  • http://t.co/UmCuHUyT << It's waiting.

  • Craig Scarborough @ScarbsF1

    #RedBullRB9 : looks like they'll keep the stepped nose and slot

  • #RedBullRB9 : looks like they'll keep the stepped nose and slot

    it must've been important last year. the biggest surprise is that no-one else seemed interested in copying.

  • Comments are not uploading for me either on the post or on /comments

  • @lettev: RBR launch looks like a party. McLaren launch looked like a press conference :P

  • #RedBullRB9 : looks like they'll keep the stepped nose and slot

    Well if that slot removes excess aero-pressure from building up on the step and dirverts it elsewhere, then that is probably the best solution - either if it is neutral or beneficial.

  • Comments are not uploading for me either on the post or on /comments

    all good here chap :(

  • Well if that slot removes excess aero-pressure from building up on the step and dirverts it elsewhere, then that is probably the best solution - either if it is neutral or beneficial.

    indeed. odd that only newey found it beneficial.

  • all good here chap :(

    Sounds like the only option is tto switch it off and on again.

    It seems to work on Chrome but not Firefox. Time for Firefox to have a 10 second sleep

  • indeed. odd that only newey found it beneficial.

    but we know that Newey can make anything beneficial, regardless of the standard laws of physics.

  • Test

  • Ten second Firefox sleep solved the problem.

  • but we know that Newey can make anything beneficial, regardless of the standard laws of physics.

    :)

  • Ten second Firefox sleep solved the problem.

    whoop

  • I can't understand why F1 journalists are all mentioning that Red Bull have a lot of trophies. McLaren and Ferrari had way more trophies than RBR have before RBR ever started a race.

  • How does Red Bull's Trophy:Years In F1 (In all guises Jaguar etc) compare to the other successful teams?

  • I can't understand why F1 journalists are all mentioning that Red Bull have a lot of trophies. McLaren and Ferrari had way more trophies than RBR have before RBR ever started a race.

    red bull have built a shiny new trophy cabinet. also, i'd wager most haven't been to either ferrari or mclaren's trophy rooms :)

  • red bull have built a shiny new trophy cabinet. also, i'd wager most haven't been to either ferrari or mclaren's trophy rooms :)

    All of them have been to MTC where all the trophies are on display. No idea what Ferrari do.

  • I can't understand why F1 journalists are all mentioning that Red Bull have a lot of trophies. McLaren and Ferrari had way more trophies than RBR have before RBR ever started a race.

    Is it because they are at the Red Bull launch?

  • From the launch from the RB3. What a difference 6 years makes.

  • From the launch from the RB3. What a difference 6 years makes.

    Ha!

  • How does Red Bull's Trophy:Years In F1 (In all guises Jaguar etc) compare to the other successful teams?

    That is a difficult one to judge. McLaren started in 1967 and didn't win a title until Fittipaldi in 74. It was only in 1981 that Ron turned up and they won the drivers title in 84,5,6,8,9,90,91. And of course in 1988 they won 15 out of 16 races. Over thosee years they had loads of 1-2s.

    Ferrari were around from the second race ever in the world championship. They won titles in 52,53,56. The big thing though is RBR have 19-20 races a year to pick up trophies where Ferrari had 6 a year, Bruce McLaren had 10 and even Ron only had 16.

  • Is it because they are at the Red Bull launch?

    I get that but they all seem to be amazed by how many trophies they have when that number is a fraction of what McLaren, Ferrari and Williams have. Even Notus/Renault/Benetton/Toleman must have a similar number

  • Any sign of a stream?

  • Even Notus/Renault/Benetton/Toleman must have a similar number

    never seen their trophy cabinet either.

    back in 2008 red bull only had three on display: www.flickr.com/ph…dcast/3068779490/

  • Any sign of a stream?

    Red Bull website says 1pm

  • Any sign of a stream?

    there's no stream is there? just pre-records.

  • back in 2008 red bull only had three on display: www.flickr.com/ph…dcast/3068779490/

    They have done a little bit better since then

  • there's no stream is there? just pre-records.

    Ohhh. Their website graphic made me assume there was...

  • @BadgerGP No photos at the @redbullracing launch apparently. Just seen @ScarbsF1 mouth "Yeah, right." #RB9 #UnboltTheBull

  • Here's the video

    https://www.youtu…ch?v=-t6cxIeCIjE]

    The cars quite purple!

  • back in 2008 red bull only had three on display: www.flickr.com/ph…dcast/3068779490/

    Is it really nearly 5 years ago since you went downstairs in one building and came up in another??

  • Is it really nearly 5 years ago since you went downstairs in one building and came up in another??

    yup!!

  • Clear stepped nose for the car too

  • yup!!

    Unbelievable

  • NO slot in the stepped nose though unless I'm going mad...

  • NO slot in the stepped nose though unless I'm going mad...

    Scarbs says there is

  • Looks like a slowly sloping step to me

  • 2:19 into the Red Bull video

    COG

  • Scarbs says there is

    Definitely none in the video

  • Definitely none in the video

    3:01 looks like there is a slot

  • 3:01 looks like there is a slot

    But later there's no slot! Strange.

  • Looks like that's the old car - not enough purple

  • COG

    :)

  • But later there's no slot! Strange.

    huh!

  • The 3 stripes of detailing on the one with the slot are l. blue, red and grey, whereas the new job has purple, red then white stripes running along the side.

  • But later there's no slot! Strange.

    Maybe it is an optional slot depending on circuit layout or maybe they just want a smooth more attractive nose to look good in the launch coverage

  • i do like that livery though. v.nice.

  • Joe has a post titled Pictures of the new Red Bull. Only one pic so pafr but presumably others to follow

    joesaward.wordpre…the-new-red-bull/

  • I like the purple. Big logo (maybe too big). Nice video.

    Who's idea was it to have media there and not let them take photos? They willl anyway.. just waiting. :)

  • Joe has a post titled Pictures of the new Red Bull. Only one pic so pafr but presumably others to follow

    that's a screenshot from the video. same as above.

  • i do like that livery though. v.nice.

    I wish they had changed all the blue to purple. Purple cars do not have a good record in F1

  • From tweets it looks like Brundle is still yammering and they haven't taken the covers off yet

  • Do we not get a feed of the real reveal?

  • I think the purple looks really nice.

  • From tweets it looks like Brundle is still yammering and they haven't taken the covers off yet

    i do NOT get the point of going to launches. images always leak, why wouldn't you want to stay at home?

  • I think the purple looks really nice.

    I am totes torn. Purple is my favourite but... it's Red Bull!

  • Is there a live video feed anywhere?

  • I am totes torn. Purple is my favourite but... it's Red Bull!

    I never quite understood why Red Bull didn't have red cars...

  • Is there a live video feed anywhere?

    there is no live feed of the launch sadly. was never meant to be one.

  • I never quite understood why Red Bull didn't have red cars...

    Cos they have to have the bull that is red on there. It would just blend in otherwise :)

  • The bizarre nature of this is having a car launch but telling people not to take photos

  • i do NOT get the point of going to launches. images always leak, why wouldn't you want to stay at home?

    If you go to a launch you get to 'mingle'. And journos need to be there to get quotes I suppose.

    What I don't get it why they released the video to us before they played it / unveiled the car at the launch.

  • I never quite understood why Red Bull didn't have red cars...

    Mum just said this over dinner! :)

  • I still maintain that in the video they are piecing together last year's car, hoping no-one will notice the design or the paint-job differences.

  • I still maintain that in the video they are piecing together last year's car, hoping no-one will notice the design or the paint-job differences.

    makes sense.

  • I still maintain that in the video they are piecing together last year's car, hoping no-one will notice the design or the paint-job differences.

    but the photos above in the FBFB from the video aren't last years car?

  • but the photos above in the FBFB from the video aren't last years car?

    They're from the video, when the car is in the studio being shot by a lovely Phase One camera :)

  • If you go to a launch you get to 'mingle'. And journos need to be there to get quotes I suppose.

    there must be better things to do :)

    would've liked to go to mclaren's launch when they drove through the streets of valencia, the rest seem pointless.

  • but the photos above in the FBFB from the video aren't last years car?

    No - when they are taking pics, that's this year's, but they are putting together last year's - hence the slot that magically disappears.

  • The bizarre nature of this is having a car launch but telling people not to take photos

    I am sure McLaren had a launch once and banned photos of the back of the car. Of course all the tech savvy people like Scarbs spent all their time trying to look and find out why

  • No - when they are taking pics, that's this year's, but they are putting together last year's - hence the slot that magically disappears.

    F1 is confusing. :)

  • would've liked to go to mclaren's launch when they drove through the streets of valencia, the rest seem pointless.

    When we talk to Joe, he always has scoops and snatches of conversations he has with people. He can't do that staring at a screen. Yet. :)

  • When we talk to Joe, he always has scoops and snatches of conversations he has with people. He can't do that staring at a screen. Yet. :)

    Joe goes so we don't have to

  • When we talk to Joe, he always has scoops and snatches of conversations he has with people. He can't do that staring at a screen. Yet. :)

    but even joe's at home screengrabbing images from youtube. he's doing less than you are :)

  • on cue:

    @EliGP You spend money to have people to send to events. Then you have to grab screenshots of Youtube videos to reveal cars

  • Scarbs has changed his mind now

    #RedBullRB9 retains the stepped nose, loses the slot, keeps push rod front susp and tunnelled coanda set up

    Kinda annoying.

  • No more slot

    Scarbs

    Craig Scarborough @ScarbsF1

    #RedBullRB9 retains the stepped nose, loses the slot, keeps push rod front susp and tunnelled coanda set up

  • Points to Lukeh

  • I am sure McLaren had a launch once and banned photos of the back of the car. Of course all the tech savvy people like Scarbs spent all their time trying to look and find out why

    I am sure McLaren had a launch once and banned photos of the back of the car. Of course all the tech savvy people like Scarbs spent all their time trying to look and find out why

    Which means they were trying to hide something at the front, in plain sight.

  • How does Red Bull's Trophy:Years In F1 (In all guises Jaguar etc) compare to the other successful teams?

    It's almost all Red Bull. Jaguar only scored 2 podiums and Stewart 3-4. It'll be dwarfed by Ferrari and McLaren.

  • Points to Lukeh

    *fist pumps*

  • Which means they were trying to hide something at the front, in plain sight.

    Very possibly. Like Lotus's 'special gearbox' and bin lid that prevented people spotting huge tunnels under the car

  • Maybe the new Red Bull, in person, has a special invisible cloaking you can see in the naked eye but youtube's poor quality hides.

  • So no photos can be taken but Red Bull put one up, weird

  • Craig Scarborough @ScarbsF1

    #redbullRB9 @redbullF1 are aggressively stopping photos being taken, threaten to take cameras away.

    Christine is going to take points off for that

  • http://pic.twitter.com/MpCG4Ccx

  • So no photos can be taken but Red Bull put one on twitter, weird

  • #redbullRB9 @redbullF1 are aggressively stopping photos being taken, threaten to take cameras away.

    So much for being the party team!

  • Why would anyone unbolt a bull? Odd phrase

  • It turns out the lighting is terrible for photos anyway

    Ian Parkes got one out http://yfrog.com/oen45jwj

  • So much for being the party team!

    Some time in the last couple of years Red Bull and McLaren swapped identities

  • From the launch from the RB3. What a difference 6 years makes.

    I think we should compare it to the RB1 launch. Red Bull were the party team at the time, so that launch may have been glitzy.

  • Heheheeheh

    BadgerGP.com @BadgerGP

    Irony is watching Vettel take a pic of the #RB9, when the whole media area is being threatened with having their cameras taken away!

  • I think we should compare it to the RB1 launch. Red Bull were the party team at the time, so that launch may have been glitzy.

    www.motorsport.co…-the-red-bull-rb1

  • So much for being the party team!

    touché

  • Ian Parkes got one out http://yfrog.com/oen45jwj

    Noble: @ianparkesf1 I thought you were banned from taking pics - or did you just take a photo of a few people's heads and not check the background?

    :)

  • can't wait to see how christine rates this launch. miserable bunch of gits, success has gone to their heads :)

  • I was thinking the same thing..

    @charlie_whiting 5 mins

    My first impression of the #RB9? I didn't realize flow viz came in purple.

  • I would've taken a pencil and paper, and then when security chased me down about drawing a picture of a car, I would've asked why Newey is allowed to do it

  • sauber and lotus so far the best launches. mercedes yesterday was embarrassing.

    gonna wander off for a bit, check back on the fbfb later. cheers for the comments, sad the RBR so crap nowadays.

  • Some say he has psychic powers >> 28 Jan @jwcrummett: https://twitter.c…95996196995080194

  • I missed Sauber :(

  • I missed Sauber :(

    Aww, they were all just so cute!

  • And we though the Mercedes 'launch' was bad... at least that failed by accident.

  • If anyone goes to the FOTA Forums this year, there needs to be at least on questions about why the launches are generally so badly done

  • Aww, they were all just so cute!

    Unveeeeling.

  • I missed Sauber :(

    This is the first launch I have seen / not seen

  • This is the first launch I have seen / not seen

    :) :)

  • If anyone goes to the FOTA Forums this year, there needs to be at least on questions about why the launches are generally so badly done

    What is the point to teams objecting to one central launch of all the cars when they go to so much effort to get no coverage or bad coveage of their own launches?

  • Another thing - public showing the car through fast glimpses of a video where you can't see much of the minute details of the car is further evidence of this wierd paranoia Red Bull have with people looking at their cars

  • Another thing - public showing the car through fast glimpses of a video where you can't see much of the minute details of the car is further evidence of this wierd paranoia Red Bull have with people looking at their cars

    Just wait, next year's will have a cloaking device built in.

  • From Jennie Gow:

    Newey: There is a vanity panel...we got rid of letter box but panel is unjustifiable weight if any further forward. #f1

  • Some time in the last couple of years Red Bull and McLaren swapped identities

    Except that McLaren's launch this year was a bit of a yawner too...

  • FBFB I believe this is the photo you meant to upload:

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2rei5c2.png

  • I don't want to like Red Bull

    but

    PURPLE CAR!!

  • I don't want to like Red Bull

    Points to Christine by nearly half an hour

    sidepodcast.com/p…9#comment-3112223

  • Points to Christine by nearly half an hour

    Heheh, not torn anymore though. Red Bull suck :)

  • Heheh, not torn anymore though. Red Bull suck :)

    Fickle

  • Journalists unhappy too

    Kate Walker @F1Kate

    Bored now. Can't see most of the car, struggling to tweet, and smelling food cooking. Feed me or let me play with your car!

  • Fickle

    "Red Bull then finished off their launch by announcing Franck Montagny as a replacement for Vettel"

  • Fickle

    Always!

  • Points to Christine by nearly half an hour

    skipping to the end of a youtube video is the closest i've come to having anything to do with any of the launches.

    doesn't sound like i've missed much.

  • doesn't sound like i've missed much.

    There was nothing to miss.

  • There was nothing to miss.

    i did see a picture of a sauber i think. have not seen the mclaren or the ferrari and don't even know if any other teams have launched yet.

  • This has to be a contender for worst-use-of-Live-Comments: to not watch something that isn't being shown live.

  • This has to be a contender for worst-use-of-Live-Comments: to not watch something that isn't being shown live.

    Live commenting blind installation was way better than this

  • If I ever launch an F1 car for a new season I think I'm going to just leave it in the street and let everyone find it for themselves before Australia

  • Bored now. Can't see most of the car, struggling to tweet, and smelling food cooking. Feed me or let me play with your car!

    Is there anything new being hidden? Or they just want to avoid snooping journos to spread word of the cars' secrets? Red Bull have been very annoyed as of late with teams always asking the FIA to ban anything new they have on the car.

  • The only other one I saw was Lotus, that was short and sweet. The rest of them I was at work for, except Sauber who decided to launch during the England v Scotland Six Nations game.

    Mercedes and Toro Rosso tomorrow are probably pitlane jobs in Jerez.

  • The only other one I saw was Lotus, that was short and sweet. The rest of them I was at work for, except Sauber who decided to launch during the England v Scotland Six Nations game.

    Shame because Sauber's was really nice. No messing about, nothing ridiculous, just a nice interesting launch

  • Mercedes and Toro Rosso tomorrow are probably pitlane jobs in Jerez.

    Lewis' public debut for Mercedes... is in the pitlane? Rather underwhelming. Then again, after yesterday, it can't really be THAT bad.

  • Lewis' public debut for Mercedes... is in the pitlane? Rather underwhelming. Then again, after yesterday, it can't really be THAT bad.

    I'm sure he'll bring fireworks and sparklers

  • The RB9 has little diddy sidepods

    www.infiniti-redb…13152315#/image-2

  • I guess that's why these folks are in the racing business, not the entertainment business. #LaunchBusts

  • bring on testing tomorrow, these launches are abit of a farce, good to see the cars but lets see them out on a track, id be happy if all the cars were launched as they exited pit lane on the first day of testing.

  • Hehehe, at least Seb is still human despite this cold launch!

    Andrew Benson @andrewbensonf1

    Question: "Seb, what are your plans for world domination this year?" Vettel: "I'm German but I didn't say that. I have no moustache."

  • bring on testing tomorrow, these launches are abit of a farce, good to see the cars but lets see them out on a track, id be happy if all the cars were launched as they exited pit lane on the first day of testing.

    Testing is nice, in a way, but frustrating too: you see the cars, you see the times, but you don't really learn anything for sure. you can speculate, but they'd be little more than educated guesses. probably why i kinda launches too - they're solely to bring out the car like unwrapping a gift.

  • Maybe next year Red Bull can just release a Bruno Mantovani pic of their car and no-one needs to see anything

  • Testing is nice, in a way, but frustrating too: you see the cars, you see the times, but you don't really learn anything for sure. you can speculate, but they'd be little more than educated guesses. probably why i kinda launches too - they're solely to bring out the car like unwrapping a gift.

    yeah you cant really tell much but its just good to see and hear the new cars on a track and getting ready for the new season.

  • Live commenting blind installation was way better than this

    :)

  • Red Bull put the covers back over the car

  • Red Bull put the covers back over the car

    If they were like this this year (an evolution year), imagine what they'll be like next year (with new rules).

  • If they were like this this year (an evolution year), imagine what they'll be like next year (with new rules).

    "Here are our wheels. Any questions? Goodnight."

  • @ScarbsF1 4 mins

    @redbullf1spy 'Launch' over, car covered up, sunday afternoon wasted to see a nose cone from a distance in a dark warehouse

  • If they were like this this year (an evolution year), imagine what they'll be like next year (with new rules).

    I refer back to my suggestion of launching only a Bruno Mantovani pic of the car. Maybe of the blanket instead though

  • @redbullf1spy 'Launch' over, car covered up, sunday afternoon wasted to see a nose cone from a distance in a dark warehouse

    still baffled that anyone goes to these things.

    i've had a lovely sunday in doors in the warm, mocking hopeless f1 teams. wouldn't swap that for anything :)

  • i've had a lovely sunday in doors in the warm, mocking hopeless f1 teams. wouldn't swap that for anything :)

    For the likes of Scarbs who do serious tech they get the chance to get a decent look at the car rather than a quck look in the pitlane and they get time to talk to the tech people.

  • So good points

    Splash of purple

    Vettel's Hitler joke

    Bad points

    Everything else

  • For the likes of Scarbs who do serious tech they get the chance to get a decent look at the car rather than a quck look in the pitlane and they get time to talk to the tech people.

    at a car that will change radically before it makes the first race...

  • Bad points

    Everything else

    not true. red bull's website didn't crash for seven hours like mercedes did :)

  • at a car that will change radically before it makes the first race...

    A lot of the fundamentals won't change all season

  • Kateafan @Kateafan

    @ScarbsF1 Isn't inviting the media then insisting they don't take pictures a bit like inviting a stripper then insisting shedoesn't undress?

  • @ScarbsF1 Isn't inviting the media then insisting they don't take pictures a bit like inviting a stripper then insisting shedoesn't undress?

    Or similarly going to a posh restaurant for dinner and demanding that you order in pizza.

  • not true. red bull's website didn't crash for seven hours like mercedes did :)

    Red Bull's site wasn't streaming anything

  • Red Bull's site wasn't streaming anything

    Or rather, wasn't meant to be streaming anything :)

  • Red Bull's site wasn't streaming anything

    nor was mercedes??

  • Or similarly going to a posh restaurant for dinner and them demanding that you order in pizza.

    and them demanding

  • not true. red bull's website didn't crash for seven hours like mercedes did :)

    Why was anyone on the Mercedes site? Did I miss something?

  • nor was mercedes??

    Mercedes wanted people to go to the site to watch their silly animation.

    RBR never asked anyone to go to their site, and it didn't even occur to me to look. The pre-recorded video was on YouTube.

  • Why was anyone on the Mercedes site? Did I miss something?

    they had a cool idea that went very wrong. tweet their hashtag and from 4pm this door will open to reveal the new livery / cgi car:

    http://www.mercedes-amg-f1.com/

    the site was still buggered at 9pm, dunno when it finally came back. no streaming though.

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