Yesterday, Red Bull racing launched their latest addition, the 2009 RB5. The racing team, with the RB5 designer Adrian Newey and team head Christian Horner, are thrilled with their new "beauty" and are hoping that it could really compete with rivals.
They don't have their heads on the clouds concerning the race though, but with major changes the race has ever seen in 20 years they are quite hopeful.
Newey and Horner also pointed out that in this year's race the divide between the best and worst performance will be greater compared to the previous races.
The regular method of providing press kit at launch is by way of downloadable materials. The kit includes all the information detail concerning the car the team or car manufacturer deems necessary (of course, in the case of competition cars the details are deliberately minimized).
However, Red Bull released a press kit in the form of a comic book. From this comic book it revealed that the RB5 will come with the Renault RS27 powerplant that meets all the requirements of the 2009 FIA.
Included in the FIA requirements is an engine with a V8 configuration with maximum displacement of 2.4-liters and maximum engine speed of 18,000 rpm.
The RB5's engine block, an essential structural component, is made from cast aluminum. The racing KERS device of the Red Bull is the same as that on the Renault R29.