Christian Horner has hinted that Red Bull could have another unusual livery planned for the start of the racing season.
The team is running in camouflage livery in Jerez, in part because it genuinely serves to make it harder for rivals to analyse the car.
“The camouflage livery actually came out of a helmet that Sebastian ran last year.” said Horner. “It was quite fun. We thought it would be interesting to extend that concept to the entire car, and Dietrich [Mateschitz] liked it when he saw it. I think it epitomises Red Bull, really.
“We’re not afraid to do things a bit differently, and so to run in a different livery and see a Red Bull in a different livery is quite striking, and it makes it difficult to get detailed photographs of the car at a time of year when we’re all trying to be as secretive as we possibly can.”
Asked if fans will be disappointed when the camouflage livery is dropped he said: “They won’t be disappointed because the livery will be even stronger. It’s great to so something different, it’s been extremely well received. It’s difficult to get detailed shots because obviously it confuses your eye-line. It certainly seems to have had a great reaction.
Regarding what will be on the car in Australia, he said: “Wait and see.”