By Daniel Hunter

Red Bull Racing’s 2012 challenger, the RB8, which will contest this year’s Formula One campaign and defend the team’s two successive World Championship titles, has been unveiled.

"We've kept more or less the same chassis shape, but had to drop the nose just in front of the front bulkhead which, in common with many other teams, has led us to a slightly ugly looking nose," Red Bull designer Adrian Newey, speaking at the car launch in Milton Keynes, described the latest innovations and modifications.

"We've tried to style it as best we can, but it's not a feature you would choose to put in were it not for the regulation.

Red Bull will be hoping that the new car will see them defend both their constructors title, as well as the driver's title. Early signs were good, with Mark Webber setting some scintillating times on the opening day of testing in Jerez, Spain.

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