Visa Cashapp RB (VCARB) launched the VCARB 001 in their first season as Red Bull’s rebranded second team.
This year’s livery is a blue and white concept harking back to the Toro Rosso’s of 2017 to 2019. The car is heavy on sponsors, ranging from title partners Visa and Cashapp to new watch partner Tudor.
While the official car is yet to be revealed, it should be similar to Red Bull, as they look to exploit as many of the listed parts they are allowed to buy and as many of the designs their parent teams can copy.
The team also has a new team principal for the first time since it was Minardi in 2005, with Franz Tost off to retirement and ex-Ferrari man Laurent Mekies taking his place and reporting to new CEO Peter Bayer.
The team has also made other signings, with ex-FIA technical director Tim Goss joining as chief technical officer, Guillaume Cattelani moving from Red Bull to be deputy technical director, and highly experienced Alan Permane joining the team after he suddenly left Alpine in mid-2023.
The lineup is unchanged from the end of last year, with Daniel Ricciardo trying to prove he can replace Sergio Perez at Red Bull and Yuki Tsunoda entering his fourth season with the team after a strong improvement from last year.
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