"After my first run I was smiling, very happy with how the vehicle was behaving - plus the engine as well, very positive".
Red Bull Racing has debuted its new Formula One entry, which for the first time will feature horsepower from engine supplier Honda.
"I just can't wait to get started now for Barcelona and start working towards Melbourne", Verstappen added. Also, the livery is very handsome, even though it's only for today.
The Briton won 11 races a year ago on his way to becoming only the third driver to win five titles and with a career tally of 73 wins is now only 18 off Michael Schumacher's all-time record of 91.
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I always aim high so I want us to be competitive right from the start. What's changing on the Formula 1 2019 cars? However, Racing Point has now stuck.
"So our objective very much is to try and be more consistent across all of the circuits, and hopefully with more horsepower than we had previous year will only help to lessen that gap".
And in 2015, Red Bull's winter look was even more radical, the team initially running their new auto on track in a camouflage livery in a bid to hide its aerodynamic secrets. Now we can go testing properly, we'll see what we can get out of that and we'll be able to understand the auto and the engine a bit better. "I really want to feel how it upshifts, downshifts, how the drivability is, how much power there is".
Pierre Gasly will partner Verstappen this season after stepping up from Toro Rosso - where he worked with Honda a year ago - and the Frenchman's experience convinces him the Red Bull-Honda pairing has potential.
"For me, the winter break has felt pretty long - waiting to really get down to work with the Team has been something I've been dreaming about - and so I'm really looking forward to getting behind the wheel in Barcelona". I am optimistic, but also realistic and only time will tell as to how we will get on.
The RB15 will run for the first time at British Grand Prix venue Silverstone today (Wednesday) as part of a filming day. For sure there will be moments where as a team we'll make mistakes or it's maybe not going as we want it to. But after that, we need to give them time as well.