Red Bull, PUMA show teams how to do an F1 launch

The RB11 featuring the 2016 livery is unveiled during the launch event for PUMA and Red Bull Racing's 2016 Livery and Teamwear at Old Truman Brewery on Feb. 17, 2016 in London, England.

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Red Bull Racing unveiled its 2016 Formula One race livery in London on Wednesday, becoming the first team to do so. Though the Renault F1 Team has also hosted a team launch, the livery they displayed was an interim livery that will be changed before the start of the season in Australia.

However, while we’ve all seen what the new Red Bull Racing machine looks like, many may have missed just how the car was presented: Emerging from a smoke screen while dancers performed on stage:

Just a handful of days remain until the 2016 preseason tests kick off in Barcelona, and Monday is expected to be a busy day with most of the teams unveiling their machines shortly before turning their first laps of the year.

Unfortunately, that means many of the teams’ unveilings will fly under the radar, barring any drastic changes in liveries. Hopefully, with a new rules package expected to overhaul the looks of the cars 2017, teams will be encouraged to move their launch dates up ahead of next season.

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The RB11 featuring the 2016 livery is unveiled during the launch event for PUMA and Red Bull Racing’s 2016 Livery and Teamwear at Old Truman Brewery on Feb. 17, 2016 in London, England.