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Why is the Red Bull Racing 2021 F1 car called the RB16B?

Red Bull will soon be unveiling its car on February 23, and fans are excited to see this year’s challenger. People like Christian Horner, Sergio..

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Why is the Red Bull Racing 2021 F1 car called the RB16B?

Red Bull will soon be unveiling its car on February 23, and fans are excited to see this year’s challenger. People like Christian Horner, Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen will at least be present at the unveiling of their latest machines.

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But unlike the previous naming of their cars, this time there will be something different with the Austrian licensed outfit. Compared to the naming of the 2021 car “RB17”, the team christened it “RB16B”.

Many have wondered why that is, in contrast to other teams who continue to name their machines in series order. So we look at why Red Bull tried this with their naming process.

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Almost 60% of the RB16 is reportedly being carried over to the newest car, the RB16B

The reason behind this is actually quite simple. Despite the updated chassis, most of the parts remain an integral part of the RB16 frame. Hence, a modified version of their “B-Spec” car has resulted in the challenger being named RB16B in 2021.

One notable change in the car, similar to any F1 team, comes in the form of a redesigned floor panel to meet the technical rules of 2021. Otherwise, the RB16B retains a similar overall design to its predecessor, with the optimism that it is even faster.

Team boss Christian Horner had previously said: “I would say that of the RB16B … 60% of the car is the” [RB]16. As with all cars, there are a large number of components for the next year. “

Red Bull is striving for more reliability and speed this time

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While the launch will be accompanied by hype and pomp, Red Bull secretly wishes the tests to arrive quickly. It would give the team a first chance to assess if progress has been made and if their correlations with wind tunnel simulations are on track.

Formula 1 F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Red Bulls Max Verstappen in action during the Pool over REUTERS / Giuseppe Cacace race

A prominent complaint from the Red Bull car was its lack of stability on a variety of tracks. In addition, the vehicles had to stop temporarily due to engine failures, and here, too, Honda did its best to improve the reliability of the unit.

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For now, however, the supporters of the four-time constructors’ champions would be excited to take a first look at the new car. They hope the RB16B can finally be the key to winning podiums and one of the two titles this season.

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