Red Bull opted to hold its season launch in New York in front of its American title sponsor Oracle, revealing a livery similar to its previous colour schemes on a show car.
Oracle continues to occupy the prime sponsor slots on the car. Its actual 2023 challenger, the RB19, is still kept tightly under wraps.
The Red Bull launch was accompanied by the news that Ford will return to F1 as the team’s engine partner from 2026 onwards.
The Blue Oval returns after a 22-year hiatus when it last badged the Cosworth engines used by the Jaguar team.
Red Bull is already far down the line with its own engine design for the new 2026 power unit regulations at its Red Bull Powertrains division, but had been open to an OEM partnership after the collapse of a potential deal with Porsche.
Until then the Milton Keynes outfit will continue to work with Honda, which has an i