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What do you make of Red Bull’s special F1 livery?

It’s not the one you’ll see on race weekends, but a special edition

Officially, this is called the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer RB14. You’ll know it as Red Bull’s 2018 Formula 1 contender.

As you can see, two things stand out. That black and blue paintjob, and the introduction of the ‘halo’ safety system.

Paintjob first. It’s not the final race livery you’ll see on F1 weekends, merely one it’ll wear for a shakedown at Silverstone. Danny Ric is the man putting the Renault-engined chassis through its paces.

Second up, the halo. We saw it first with the Haas and Williams F1 racers, now we see it here. Says Red Bull: “2018 has a bigger degree of change than most years with the introduction of the Halo and the new exclusion zones on the rear of the car that effectively remove shark fins, monkey seats and T-wings.

“Installing the Halo has been a challenge – mostly in terms of building a chassis strong enough to accommodate it and pass a brutal homologation test,” RB added.

We’ll report back with the finished car when it’s revealed, but for now, let us know what you make of the livery – also handily applied to a new Aston DB11 for good measure.

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