“Taking over Inspector Seb” – Fans react as Hamilton and Bottas have a quick inspection of the Red Bull RB19


Drivers (notably Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas) and fans got first glimpses of Red Bull’s RB19 car at the pitlane ahead of pre-season testing in Bahrain

Red Bull’s RB19 has finally been unveiled and it has happened just a few hours before the team takes the track for their pre-season run. Fans and drivers alike got their first glimpses of the car at the pitlane in the Bahrain International Circuit during the traditional pre-testing photo shoot on the grid. F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were spotted taking a very close look at the car and the picture has gone viral in no time.

The RB19 has slight modifications from its previous edition overall but the addition of the dramatic sidepods is a major change. One of the most interesting aspects of the RB19’s design is the floor edge, with the team having totally re-imagined it and the edge wing furniture. Two very different-looking winglets kick things off and are arched upwards and outwards to help with the new height restrictions placed on this region of the floor.

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Fans react to Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas inspecting the RB19

Let us take a look at some of the reactions from fans on social media.

“As Lewis, I can’t help but wonder about the sidepods of other teams, Especially Red Bull. After all, Lewis is probably worried about the small sidepods on his team’s cars.Valtteri is concerned about what Lewis is concerned about”, wrote a fan.

“Both careful not to touch and pay for FIA dinner tonight”, joked another fan.

“Taking over inspector Seb”, read a tweet.

“Lewis you should be looking at the back of the car. That’s the view you’ll see most weeks”, tweeted another fan.

Another fan wrote: “Make the most of that view Lewis, as you’ll spend the rest of the year looking at its rear.”

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