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Red Bull unveil first Honda-powered vehicle in one-off livery

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Cassandra Castillo | 13 February, 2019, 23:25

Red Bull took four straight double titles at the start of the decade but has taken only a handful of wins in most years of the hybrid era, frequently pinning its deficit on erstwhile supplier Renault.

Both drivers are at Silverstone today for the first run of the new auto.

Red Bull parted company with engine partners Renault at the end of 2018, switching instead to Honda, which also provides power units for sister team Toro Rosso.

"Progress is obviously our target", Horner said.

Red Bull unveiled its first Honda-powered Formula One auto on Wednesday with Max Verstappen driving the initial laps at Silverstone.

Verstappen has won five races in the two and a half years he's spent at Red Bull Racing.

"So our objective very much is to try and be more consistent across all of the circuits, and hopefully with more horsepower than we had a year ago will only help to lessen that gap".

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"It was a very positive day so I'm happy", said Verstappen after the car's debut run. "And from there onwards, you just start to work together with the vehicle [to see] what you can improve".

Pierre Gasly will partner Verstappen this season after stepping up from Toro Rosso - where he worked with Honda past year - and the Frenchman's experience convinces him the Red Bull-Honda pairing has potential.

"With Honda, we're expecting a lot, we're all very positive but I think it also needs to take a little bit of time, it can not be from race one it will be ideal".

"At the moment I am of course very optimistic, but also realistic". Now we can go testing properly, we'll see what we can get out of that and we'll be able to understand the auto and the engine a bit better. But then after, for sure, we need to give them time as well.

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