Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s 2015 challenger, the RB11, made an eye-catching debut at the first pre-season test of 2015 in Jerez on Sunday 1 February, with the team’s new car taking to the track in a striking black and white “dazzle” livery, similar to those used to camouflage prototype road cars.
Head of Race Engineering Guillaume Rocquelin added: “It’s no exaggeration to say that today represented a good day for the team and for the RB11. The car preparation has been good, the day’s running was by and large excellent and we’ve already gathered a lot of information. The day generally went according to plan, starting cautiously, building up the length of the runs and learning all the time. We had a small issue with the brake controls system around lunchtime but you’re always going to have little niggles like that on day’s like this. We stopped running late in the afternoon with a technical issue, but it wasn’t too serious. An alarm went off on the engine and at that stage of the day, knowing that an investigation would take time we chose to stop. Aside from that, everything went pretty as we hoped.”