LONDON — Red Bull unveiled its first Honda-powered Formula One car on Wednesday with Max Verstappen driving the initial laps at Silverstone. The team published images of the RB15 online with what it said was a temporary livery for filming before testing starts in Spain on Monday. The former champions finished third overall last season, winning four races and well ahead of fourth-placed rivals Renault. Red Bull parted company with engine partners Renault at the end of 2018, switching instead to Honda, which also provides power units for sister team Toro Rosso. Verstappen, who shared the victories with Australian Daniel Ricciardo last season, has a new teammate for 2019 in Frenchman Pierre Gasly. "What I'm most looking forward to is starting the season and seeing how the whole team is operating together with Honda and how the engine is performing together with the chassis," said Verstappen ahead of the initial limited mileage filming day. "Up until Australia, you can't really set goals, it's a bit blind," added the 21-year-old, whose season starts in Melbourne on March 17. Honda ended a difficult partnership with former great McLaren at the end of 2017, with hopes of rekindling former glories ending in recriminations over a lack of performance and reliability. Toro Rosso finished ninth of 10 teams last year with the Honda engine but Red Bull has sounded optimistic about the progress made by the Japanese manufacturer.
Tokyo Tower, an iconic landmark in the capital, has been illuminated in red as part of the efforts to welcome Chinese visitors to Japan during the Lunar New Year holiday.
An event to light up Tokyo Tower on the Lunar New Year's eve on Monday was organized by groups of Chinese residents and others in Japan. The red color is considered auspicious in China.
Ichiro Abe, the proprietor of Takumi Kappo, gains inspiration for his menus from the fresh fish and vegetables he sees at the market every morning and even from the dishes he hopes to use.
They include a black bowl produced at the Engoji Kiln in Tottori Prefecture that is simple yet profound, as well as a Yamane Kiln round plate that is a soft opaque white.
The Nintendo Switch is definitely doing a much better job compared to its predecessor, the Wii U, at attracting developers onto its platform. For example the console managed to get companies like Bethesda to bring games like Skyrim onto it, plus we’re also seeing a ton of indies launch for the Switch as well.
However there are still quite a number of famous games that have yet to be released for the Switch, such as Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime revealed why the game was not launched for the Switch, and stated that he would love that if it did.