Red Bull 2016 F1 livery to be revealed on February 17

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Red Bull Racing has confirmed that it will unveil its livery for the 2016 Formula 1 season at an event on February 17.

The car, expected to be called the RB12, is set to undergo a sizeable livery change following the end of the team’s partnership with Nissan-backed car manufacturer Infiniti.

Following a souring of relations with engine supplier Renault throughout 2015, Red Bull’s power units have been named after Swiss watch company TAG Heuer thanks to a new sponsorship agreement.

Infiniti’s presence on the car led to a great deal of purple being incorporated into the livery, but this is likely to disappear on the new design.

A modified livery was used for Max Verstappen’s show run on a mountain in Austria that saw the Infiniti logos on the sidepods be replaced by an advert for the Austrian Grand Prix in July.

Red Bull debuted its RB11 car with a ‘camo-bull’ livery during pre-season testing in 2015 before releasing the final design online and properly revealing it at the first race of the year in Australia.