Red Bull reveal 'special edition' livery on 2018 car

Red Bull set tongues wagging after unveiling their 2018 challenger with a "special edition" paint job.

Red Bull's challenger for 2018   -  Red Bull (David Clerihew)

Red Bull have unveiled a striking "special edition" livery on their challenger for the 2018 season.

The team's traditional dark blue colour scheme has been replaced by a mostly black design, which will be used on a test run by Daniel Ricciardo on Monday at Silverstone.

A 'camouflaged' paint-job disguises much of the new aerodynamic parts on the car, which may point to confidence that Ricciardo and Max Verstappen can muscle in on the fight with Mercedes and Ferrari in 2018.

Verstappen enjoyed two wins to Ricciardo's one in 2017, though the Australian finished above his team-mate in the individual standings, after the Dutchman's rotten run of luck at the front-end of the campaign.

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