Latest Motorsports News (Week 4 February 2018)

Red Bull reveals its new livery on the RB14

Red Bull has been until now keeping it under wraps but has finally unvield the new RB14’s racing livery. This is the livery it will race in the Formula 1 2018 season. The Renault powered RB14 was revealed last week in a gorgeous blue camo style livery. But the Barcelona testing saw the Company keep its promise of keeping the old matte finish on the car as it had promised. They intended the striking blue to be a temporary finish and they held true to their words. The Company confirmed that they did release the RB14 last week in their special edition “Disruption” livery but the “DisruptoBull” was supposed to be temporary. It is their third season running the matte design whose origin could be traced back to the RB1 racing its first in the 2005 Formula 1. Daniel Ricciardo is all set to do the first pre-season test with Max Verstappen taking over on the Tuesday.

Honda extends Marquez contract to 2019-20

The undisputed MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has reportedly penned a deal with the Factory Honda Team which will see him stay at the Honda pit for the coming two seasons. He has been playing in the team since his debut in 2013 and inspite of offers from rival teams Marquez has made it clear that he will indeed prefer staying at Honda. In the pre-season test at Thailand he was quoted saying that already a deal was in the pipe works which would extend his contract with Honda so this comes as no surprise really. The four-time champion has since struck a deal with Honda which will see him stay at the Honda team for 2019 and 2020 MotoGP campaigns. Marquez is second in line to have penned a deal with his existing team and the 2019 riders market is set to be relatively stagnant with more riders opting to stay put than move in with a new team.

Force India unveils its new beast the VJM11 at the Barcelona pit

Force India after having gone through a relatively low-key profile throughout the winter season has finally come out and showed its hands unveiling its latest the VJM11 at the Barcelona pit lane. On Monday morning Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon took off the covers o their bright 2018 challenger. Force India based out of Silverstone has a reputation of taking on more than their weight could carry and still prevailing. They have finished in each of the constructors standings last season at the 4th position. But 2018 promises to be different and a lot harder while facing teams like Renault, Williams and a revived and raring to go McLaren.