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Formula One: Red Bull launch new car to chase Mercedes

Jerez de la Frontera (Spain): Red Bull team principal Christian Horner wants to give Mercedes more of a run for their money in 2015 after launching the new RB11 on the season's first day of testing in Jerez yesterday.

Daniel Ricciardo drives Red Bull's new car on Day One of the F1 winter testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
Daniel Ricciardo drives Red Bull's new car on Day One of the F1 winter testing in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain yesterday. Pic/Getty Images 

Sporting an unusual camouflage livery, the Red Bull completed more laps in the first hour on track than they managed on the first day of a disastrous first test last season.

That was a sign of things to come for the four-time constructors' Formula One champions as despite finishing second they were nearly 300 points behind team Mercedes, for whom Brit driver Lewis Hamilton sealed his second World Championship.

Bridging the gap
"Our target is simple: to close down the gap to Mercedes further," said Horner. "We were the only team other than Mercedes to win a grand prix in 2014 and we won three with Ricciardo.

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