Sergio Perez finally had a chance to put a charging bull to the test at Silverstone this week, behind the wheel of an RB15.
After retiring from the track, Perez described his first experience in a Red Bull challenger as a “dream come true”.
Speaking ahead of his first season with the team, Checo said; “It’s been amazing.
“To look at my name on the car is something very special. It’s definitely a dream come true.
“We’ve already done a lot of work in the simulator working on the controls and I’m pleased with the progress we’ve made in terms of feeling more comfortable in the car.
“Everything about the car is different.
“It’s still an F1 car in the end but the seating position is different, the steering wheel, the brakes, the buttons, procedures, the engine and the power delivery, the torque, so many things are different.
“But I can see there is so much potential with this Team.”
The 31-year-old managed to get a number of laps in as the Team focused on short runs to optimise seat fitting, pedal adjustment, and familiarisation with operational procedures before work on day two focused on long runs and race weekend preparation.
Meanwhile, the covers came off to reveal the first studio images of the Red Bull Racing RB16B in the Team’s iconic matte livery.
Ahead of the new season, the Team will aim to carry over the momentum of 2020 into 2021 in a bid to fight for this year’s title with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez at the wheel.