Social Bites: the season begins!

Velarde discusses track tactics

With only a few days until the Red Bull Air Race 2017 season begins, the teams are working hard to get their raceplanes ready. Every team wants to find that extra edge to get their pilot top of the podium. Here's a look at some of the best bits so far...

Matt Hall and Matthias Dolderer find something funny behind the hangers...

 

Martin Sonka shares a special moment with his raceplane...

 

Pete McLeod shows off his great, new paint scheme...

 

Juan Velarde was pleased with his test flights, and checked out the course by boat...

 

Peter Podlunsek is getting in the zone ready for the start of the season...

 

François Le Vot takes in the Abu Dhabi sights, and shares Dolderer's photos of his raceplane's new paint scheme...

 

Petr Kopfstein presents one of the most creative paint schemes in the Red Bull Air Race...

 

Cristian Bolton is happy with his first test flight and will continue again tomorrow...

 

Kirby Chambliss discusses strategy before the competition begins...

 

Matthias Dolderer enjoys some of the amazing aerial sights in Abu Dhabi...