Red Bull have set the date for the launch of their 2018 F1 challenger, with a somewhat cryptic social media message giving next Monday (February 19) as the day on which the RB14 will be revealed.

    After a dip in form last year which left them out of championship contention, Red Bull hope their new Renault-powered machine will allow drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen to improve on their 2017 tally of three race wins.

    The Red Bull unveiling will come at the start of a busy week for new car launches, with Sauber on Tuesday, Mercedes and Ferrari on Thursday, and McLaren on Friday. Williams will be the first team to launch their 2018 attack, with a team event this coming Thursday.