After a long and exciting day in the world of F1, Max Verstappen took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to post a video on Twitter to fans after driving the new RB15, which debuted at lunchtime today.
Verstappen described his first run, explaining he was “very happy with how the car was behaving … just can’t wait to get started now for Barcelona and Melbourne”. Max also included a very brief comment on the new Honda engine, a new addition to the Red Bull cars for 2019 after a long and disgruntled partnership with Renault in previous years.
Got to love that new car feeling! ? @Max33Verstappen's launch day lowdown! ? #RB15 pic.twitter.com/hq7U2nj7tS
— Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) February 13, 2019
After a turbulent few years with McLaren, the announcement that Honda would supply engines to Red Bull from 2019 was met with some trepidation. However, in these early stages it is quite obvious that Verstappen has no qualms with his new drive.
The real test of course will come in Barcelona next week, but for now it’s all smiles at the Red Bull garage.
[Featured image – Max Verstappen preparing for first run in RB15. Courtesy of Red Bull Racing Twitter]