Formula One: New Red Bull car has no big changes
MILTON KEYNES (AFP) - Defending Formula One team champion Red Bull on Sunday unveiled the "evolutionary" RB9 car that they hope will carry Sebastian Vettel to an extraordinary fourth double world title this year.
The 25-year-old German became the youngest drivers champion in F1 history last year as he and the team continued their supreme domination for a fourth straight season after resisting the stubborn challenge of Ferrari's Spanish contender Fernando Alonso.
Red Bull technical director Adrian Newey, the boffin behind the brilliance of their cars, said he found it increasingly difficult to create a standard-setting car that set the pace.
Speaking amid the razzamatazz of a futuristic launch for their new purple-coloured machine at their Milton Keynes headquarters, Newey said: "It is increasingly difficult because there are no real regulations changes and it will be the fifth season since the 2009 rule changes.