Is Max Verstappen predicting a slow start for Honda and Red Bull?

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Verstappen, who shared the victories with Australian Daniel Ricciardo last season, has a new team-mate for 2019 in Frenchman Pierre Gasly.

The 2019 F1 season brings the dawn of a new marriage as Red Bull pair up with works engine supplier Honda in a bid to return to championship-winning ways.

Red Bull Racing has unveiled its Honda-powered RB15, the Formula 1 auto with which it will compete in the 2019 season, in a striking "one-off livery".

"I am very excited to get started as the off-season has been quite long", Verstappen said earlier.

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Red Bull has revealed the first images of its RB15 for the 2019 F1 season in a dramatic "one-off livery".

Toro Rosso finished ninth of 10 teams previous year with the Honda engine but Red Bull have sounded optimistic about the progress made by the Japanese manufacturer.

The 2019 Red Bull vehicle is the first to be made since the former world champions formed a partnership with new power providers Honda.

The RB15 will run for the first time at British Grand Prix venue Silverstone today (Wednesday) as part of a filming day.

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Gasly joins incumbent and five-time race victor Max Verstappen, under contract with Red Bull through 2020. "I really want to feel how it upshifts, downshifts, how the driveability is, how much power there is".

"With Honda, we're expecting a lot, we're all very positive but I think it also needs to take a little bit of time, it can not be from race one it will be ideal". Now we can go testing properly, we'll see what we can get out of that and we'll be able to understand the vehicle and the engine a bit better.

"At the moment I am of course very optimistic, but also realistic".

"I've had the chance to have spent two years with Honda already", Gasly said.

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"There are a lot of things you need to understand about them, and I had the chance to be there and be in the country to learn this, so for sure, I think on this side, this will help the relationship I will have with the engineers. Time will tell how we're going to perform". Formula One is the pinnacle of motorsport.