Formula One team Red Bull today have unveiled a new look for 2018 – shunning a traditional approach to show their hand as close to the season start as possible.

Red Bull’s RB14 car will take to the track at Silverstone today for pre-season filming.

The bright red and yellow Red Bull livery against a navy background has been replaced with a more understated design.

Aston Martin, which this year is a title sponsor of the team, has its branding featuring prominently.

The Red Bull launch follows Williams’ unveiling on Thursday.

“The RB14 is on track. Today Daniel Ricciardo is taking the all-new Aston Martin Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer RB14 for a spin at Silverstone Circuit as we conduct a pre-season filming day,” Red Bull said in a statement.

“We’ve disrupted our usual systems and processes in order to launch our new challenger earlier than ever before. That is reflected in the RB14 livery, a special edition.”

The F1 season starts on 25 March at the traditional curtain-raiser in Melbourne, with France and Germany set to return to the 21-race calendar.

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