New 2013 Red Bull RB9 could miss first winter test 4 January, 2013 Jan.4 (GMM) Reigning Formula One Constructors’ Champions Red Bull‘s 2013 car- the RB9 – might not be ready for the first pre-season test in early February. We have already reported on designer Adrian Newey’s admission that late development work on the RB8 to ensure the 2012 title somewhat delayed progress of its successor He said in an official Red Bull film that 2012 was “one of the toughest seasons I’ve been through”. Newey is now quoted by the Sun newspaper: “We had to keep pushing which made it difficult to introduce developments and simultaneously develop [2013's] car. “This has compromised the timescales of the new car more than we would have liked.” The BBC reports that Red Bull will confirm next week if the 2013 car, the RB9, will be ready for the first Jerez test on 5 February. Subbed by AJN. Related NewsMercedes 9, Ricciardo 2 and the rest zeroRicciardo: It feels as good as the first, it really doesRed Bull: We all deserve thisMarko playing games with Vettel claims LaudaRed Bull: It’s a great team performanceMercedes and Red Bull surprised by gap in HungaryRed Bull: We didn’t quite evolve with the trackLauda: We have never talked with VettelVettel: I think any offer has to be consideredRicciardo: It’s nice to get respect from Fernando Not Bernie Interesting that RB9 is going to be late and Domenicali stating that next year’s championship will be won in the first few races! The RB8 was late and the championship was won in the last few, I don’t really give much credit to Domenicali’s prediction. I just don’t give anything to anybody’s prediction at this point! Only in the first race do you get any idea of which team has the better car, although 2012 turned out to be a tyre lottery for the first third of the season.