The Milton Keynes-based team have released images of this year’s challenger albeit in a “special edition” colour scheme.
The team will only show off their full livery once the season starts in Melbourne on March 23rd.
But already there are some striking design differences from last year’s car, which drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen hope will bring them glory.
The Renault-powered RB14 will carry prominent Aston Martin logos while the Halo cockpit protection system is also included.
Here are five things to note about this year’s F1 cars ahead of the first winter test, which starts in Barcelona next Monday.
Every F1 car must feature the Halo cockpit protection system. Whether you like it or not, they are here to stay.
The sport’s governing body have worked at length to find a solution to offering drivers more protection from getting hit by loose objects.
The safety measures were introduced following Jules Bianchi’s death while Brit Justin Wilson was also fatally struck by debris while competing in an Indycar race in 2015.
The Halo has been designed to withstand a load of 12.7 tonnes.
SHARK FINS AND T-WINGS
ONE for the aerodynamics fans.
The large fins on the engine covers have been outlawed for 2018, which is a result because they looked ridiculous.
As have the T-wings, that rather flapped about and occasionally snapped off.
There is room however, for smaller T-wings to effectively smooth out the airflow before it passes over the rear wing.
THESE cars are getting heavier, make no mistake about it.
This season the minimum weight has gone up from 722kgs to 733kgs. In 2000, these cars had a limit of 600kgs.
While the additional weight compromises speed and acceleration, the increase was needed to accommodate the introduction of the Halo.
Power Units, which used to be called engines, are now made up of six parts that form the hybrid power system.
They are the internal combustion engine, (ICE), the motor generator unit-kinetic (MGU-K), the motor generator unit-heat (MGU-H), the energy store (ES), turbocharger (TC) and control electronics (CE).
These cars will still be capable of producing 1,000HP but unfortunately teams will be restricted to just how many components they can use.
It is unfortunate because it means more ridiculous grid penalties in 2018. Teams can only use 3x ICE, TC, MGU-H and just two MGU-K, ES and CE, before they get penalties.
PIRELLI have produced another new two tyre compounds for 2018.
That brings the total to SEVEN slick tyre options for 2018, in a move that will become even more confusing for fans. The new tyres are called, Hyper Soft and Super Hard, which also will prove tricky for fans to get their heads around.