The 2012 Red Bull, called the RB8, was revealed today and double world champion Sebastian Vettel has claimed that he is expecting the season ahead to be much closer than it was last year. Meanwhile, Sebastian’s team mate Mark Webber has revealed that he is looking forward to proving himself in the upcoming 2012 season but admits that he is going to have to take it one race at a time.
Vettel explained, "Looking at the cars, there's not much room we have left to play with for designers and to find something extra. The last two years we have had two big things taken away; the double diffusers, plus, for this year, the system around the exhaust. So we are missing that and therefore I think it's difficult to really create a difference. Obviously we hope our car is better than all the others but it will be difficult. I think the cars will be fairly similar, and the gaps will be even closer than they have been. I think it will be very, very tight this year and anything else would be a surprise to be honest."
Webber added, "The bar has been lifted very, very high in the last few seasons and it's the challenge I'm looking forward to. I've had a really good winter and prepared for the season as best I can so I'm looking forward to the new season, I just cannot wait to get racing. We can talk a lot about it but we need to get on the track. We're always learning as athletes and I'm looking forward to 2012, it's got some great opportunities for me. You know the old cliche take each race as it comes but that's how it will be initially and we'll go from there." The first race of the 2012 Formula One world championship will take place in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, March 18.