Horner responds to negative reviews for RB18 launch – “The car is not going to look very much like this”

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner to the negative reviews for the team’s RB18 launch, saying the actual car wouldn’t look like the unveiled model.

Red Bull launched their car for 2022 in a mega unveil function. Named the RB18, it is their challenger for the upcoming season after a very successful 2021. 

However, fans were split on the cosmetics of the car. Some didn’t like the overall profile, while others took exception to the giant Oracle logo sticking out like a sore thumb. 

Horner responded to the negative reviews for the team’s RB18 launch, saying everyone will see the final model when the season begins. 

“Because it’s new regulations it’s going to evolve very, very quickly,” he said, as quoted by Read Motorsport.

“I mean, I think by the time we get to the first race the car is not going to look very much like this.

“And I think the evolution will be very, very quick, as we progress through the season.”

The new RB18 in the flesh. Source: Getty Images

Evolution and adaptation

“The car is a prototype, basically at every race it’s evolving,” the team boss continued. 

“It will probably never run in the same configuration twice, it’s just constantly evolving.

“Now, we have to do that within the framework of the financial regulations, so we’ve got to be really choosy on where we’re going to spend our money to develop this car this year.

“It is a contest in development between the first and the last race. We believe we have a good car for 2022, the RB18 is coming to life and seeing it today is fantastic.

“It has been a huge effort from the team and I am looking forward to seeing it out on the track now. We plan to build on 2021, we have number one on the car this year and now the challenge is to keep it and defend that title with Max (Verstappen, 2021 world champion),” he concluded. 

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