The record books will say that Brawn GP won the Driver’s and Constructor’s championship during the 2009 Formula One season. There’s not much we can argue about that. On the other hand, if you asked a lot of people which team dominated the latter part of the 2009, season, the clear-cut answer would have been Red Bull and not Brawn GP.
Entering the 2010 Formula One season, the question on everyone’s mind now is whether Red Bull was really that good in 2009 or if their success was just a product of a lack of competition. The first step to answering that question took place in Jerez after Red Bull officially unveiled their 2010 Formula One car, the RB6.
Straight out of the designing mind of Adrian Newey, the RB6 is a clear evolution of the last year’s highly-successful RB5. Among the notable modifications on the RB6 include a more aggressively-designed V-nose compared to the RB5, a set of high side pods and a sharks-fin engine cover that seems to have become a popular item in a lot of this year’s Formula 1 models.
The RB6 is expected to participate in the Jerez test session, where it will line up for the first time against the rest of the field. How it fares against these re-tooled F1 cars remains to be seen, but if Red Bull did their homework over the winter, then you can expect to see another competitive year from these guys in 2010.