Sport One-off Red Bull Honda livery added to F1 2021 game

03:40  14 october  2021
03:40  14 october  2021 Source:   planetf1.com

Red Bull reveal striking special livery for Turkey

  Red Bull reveal striking special livery for Turkey Red Bull have revealed the striking white and red livery Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will race at the Turkish GP. Both Red Bull and AlphaTauri are running special Honda tribute liveries in Istanbul as a tribute to their outgoing F1 engine supplier, who were due to be celebrating their home Japanese GP this weekend before its cancellation.. When to watch Turkish GP on Sky Sports F1The Red Bull cars are predominantly white, inspired by the RA 272 car, in which Richie Ginther secured Honda's maiden F1 victory in 1965.

The special livery which Red Bull ran at the Turkish Grand Prix has now been added to the Formula 1 2021 video game.

Max Verstappen in action on Friday in Turkey. © PA Images Max Verstappen in action on Friday in Turkey.

Red Bull and engine supplier Honda have worked as partners since 2019, and now in 2021 the battle against Mercedes is on as Red Bull back Max Verstappen’s push for the Drivers’ Championship, while Red Bull look to haul in Mercedes in the Constructors’.

2021 will though be the final season of the Red Bull and Honda partnership, with the latter leaving Formula 1 at the end of the season to change focus to carbon neutral projects.

Red Bull announce special white Honda tribute livery

  Red Bull announce special white Honda tribute livery Red Bull and AlphaTauri are to display special Honda-inspired liveries for the Turkish Grand Prix. © PA Images Red Bull white livery planetF1 In Honda’s final season before they withdraw from Formula 1, this should have been the weekend of their home race at Suzuka. But the Japanese Grand Prix was one of several cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, and therefore the commemoration will take place at Istanbul Park instead. The unique liveries will celebrate both teams’ race-winning alliance with Honda and give the engine manufacturer’s fans in Japan a chance to wave goodbye to the company in F1.

So, as a tribute to their departing engine supplier, Red Bull ran a stylish white livery at Istanbul Park throughout the Turkish Grand Prix.

And this livery will also live on in Formula 1’s digital world as part of the F1 2021 game.

Red Bull merchandise is available to purchase now via the official Formula 1 store

It turned out to be a positive race weekend for Red Bull in Turkey, especially considering that they lacked pace to rivals Mercedes for the vast majority of the race weekend.

Verstappen would cross the line P2 and with title rival Lewis Hamilton finishing P5, it meant that Verstappen returned to the top of the Drivers’ Championship.

F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton fastest, Bottas takes Turkey pole

  F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton fastest, Bottas takes Turkey pole Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Turkish Grand Prix qualifying at Istanbul Park, but will start 11th on the grid due to an engine change grid penalty, so his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas will inherit pole.The cars took to a damp track on slick tyres, which led to early spins for Sainz and Verstappen, while Hamilton ran wide and lost his opening lap due to exceeding track limits. Hamilton’s second effort took P1 at 1m27.085s, which was topped by Verstappen at 1m26.692s before Lewis took it back with 1m26.520s.

The Dutchman now takes a six-point lead over Hamilton into the upcoming United States Grand Prix.

Such a positive result may not have been possible though without the intervention of Verstappen’s team-mate Sergio Perez, who put on a solid defensive display to ensure that Hamilton’s charge through the pack from P11 on the grid came to an end.

Perez was even forced to come back from the pit lane entry in his defence against Hamilton, keeping the inside line through the final corner and then fending off Hamilton into Turn 1 after a drag race down the start/finish straight.

Perez would also make the podium in P3, his first visit since the French Grand Prix back in June.

Lammers: Red Bull and Max need to be worried .
Dutch GP sporting director Jan Lammers says Red Bull have serious pace issues to fix if they want to stay out of the midfield. © PA Images Max Verstappen gets out of his car. Turkish Grand Prix October 2021 After P2 finishes in Sochi and Istanbul, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen now leads the way in the Drivers’ standings once again by six points over Lewis Hamilton, while Red Bull have 36 points to make up on Mercedes in the Constructors’.

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