Red Bull Confirm RB6 Launch for February 10

Now that the complete drivers' lineup for the upcoming season of Formula One has been confirmed – including the recently-named test drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley – Red Bull Racing finally announced the launch date for their brand new 2010 car, namely RB6.

As already reported to you in recent weeks, Red Bull was not planning to show their new RB6 at Valencia anyway. So the Milton Keynes team confirmed they will skip the testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit next week, in order to further develop their car prior to the first on-track test. Consequently, as announced during the course of today, Red Bull will unveil the RB6 on February 10, at Jerez.

The unveiling of the car will practically happen in the same day when the second testing meeting of the off-season kicks off at the Spanish track. The Jerez test will begin two Wednesdays from now and will last for 4 days, as it's scheduled one week before the last test of the off-season, at Barcelona.

Consequently, the car launch will not be made through a big media event, but more likely take place ahead of Red Bull's garage at the Jerez track. The same happened last year, when the team unveiled their RB5 only one day before the start of the Jerez testing. Hopefully, the team will be more lucky this year, as Vettel's first outing with the car in 2009 ended with gearbox problems.

If Red Bull Racing will join Force India Mercedes in missing the season opening test at Valencia, their “sister team” Scuderia Toro Rosso yesterday confirmed they will unveil their 2010 challenger on the morning of February 1st. Consequently, the team will get to use the extra 3 days of testing in Spain, with Sebastien Buemi due to drive the car during the first 2 days, while Jaime Alguersuari is scheduled to take the wheel of the STR5 on Day 3.
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