Pink Bull introduced on Wednesday that it might be sporting a singular design for this weekend’s proceedings at Istanbul Park, on what ought to have been Honda’s last Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
After releasing a video teasing the white livery design as a part of the preliminary announcement, Pink Bull has now totally revealed what Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez’s vehicles will seem like this weekend.
The design retains the purple Pink Bull branding, the yellow airbox and blue rear wing, however is in any other case switched to a white-based design.
The driving force numbers can even be positioned on a purple round backdrop, much like the Japanese flag.
Pink Bull has additionally positioned Japanese writing studying ‘arigato’ – ‘thanks’ – on the aspect of the automobile. Sister workforce AlphaTauri can be set to run with the message on its vehicles, having served as Honda’s companion since 2018.
Honda will depart F1 on the finish of this season after a seven-season stint again within the sequence as an influence unit provider.
Honda returned to F1 in 2015 with McLaren, however struggled for outcomes with the British squad, inflicting their partnership to come back to an finish after the 2017 season.
It prompted Honda to hyperlink up with Toro Rosso from the 2018 season, laying the foundations for a partnership with Pink Bull which began in 2019.
Each Pink Bull and AlphaTauri have scored race wins since linking up with Honda, but it surely was introduced final October that the Japanese producer could be leaving F1 after the 2021 season.
Pink Bull will take over the IP of Honda’s V6 hybrid energy items for the 2022 season, forming its own engine division called Red Bull Powertrains.
The Japanese GP was initially set to happen this weekend at Suzuka, just for the continued COVID-19 pandemic to drive its cancellation for the second 12 months in a row.
Verstappen heads into this weekend’s Turkish GP chasing an eighth win of the 12 months as he bids to reclaim the lead of the drivers’ championship, having slipped two factors behind Lewis Hamilton final outing in Russia.