- Visa Cash App RB introduces its sleek 2024 F1 car in Las Vegas.
- Fans applaud the vibrant new livery, signaling a positive start for the team.
In a flashy event hosted in Las Vegas, Visa Cash App RB has unveiled its sleek 2024 F1 car. Formerly known as AlphaTauri, the team now races under the Visa Cash App RB banner, mimicking their Toro Rosso origins with a pop color scheme from their 2017-2019 era. With an agenda to bag a win in 2024, VCARB has kept Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo on board for the upcoming season.
Throughout the previous season, the Italian team faced controversies when they dismissed their rookie driver Nyck de Vries mid-season. However, the Aussie’s return on the grid with RB had a positive impact on the team with better results and optimistic restructuring. In 2023, they finished eighth under the AlphaTauri banner in the constructor’s championship.
🚨 | BREAKING: Visa Cash App RB launch their 2024 challenger.
The VCARB 01. pic.twitter.com/KPez4jA92y
— formularacers (@formularacers_) February 9, 2024
The VCARB-01 inherits its front pull-rod and rear push-rod suspension from Red Bull. Interestingly, Red Bull Technologies supplies key components like power steering, brakes, gearbox, and exhaust.
Visa Cash App RB released its 2024 livery and fans can’t get enough of it
The latest photographs of the livery suggest the car will feature more painted elements rather than the monotonous carbon fiber shades that happened last year. Although the carbon fiber trend continues, most teams are trying to make use of the polymer material to meet the weight requirement of 798kg. Regardless, it seems fair to say that fans are very much pleased with the new colorful livery.
Here are a few things that fans had to say about the VCARB livery:
Most teams continue to stick to the shades of black so the vibrant livery was a breath of fresh air for the fans. X user who goes by (@siddhantdas33) wrote “This is so much better“. Another user (@PatrickDawson24) commented “Holy sh*t a real livery”.
The team received significant love and admiration for their 2024 livery indicating a positive start to the year.
Does VCARB’s 2024 livery have exposed carbon?
Formula 1 lacks excitement in terms of liveries, with teams stressing on reducing the weight of their vehicles. While many teams have opted for almost entirely carbon fiber liveries, there are a few who stood out with more visually appealing liveries which include the latest VCARB challenger. The stunning appearance of their car signals the return of Toro Rosso days.
introducing the VCARB 01. we didn’t skip out on the colour with this one 🔥 pic.twitter.com/QlWlHNhxOG
— Visa Cash App RB F1 Team (@visacashapprb) February 9, 2024
The familiar blue, with added accents, easily makes it the standout livery so far. The livery launch has been a viral sensation given the appreciation from fans. Surprisingly, the VCARB livery has been the most popular among all the cars that were launched in the past week. As RB and Red Bull are getting closer, it is obvious that the new car bears striking similarities to the sister team.