Both teams also gave their cars a track debut with a shakedown session at Silverstone, which will host this year's British Grand Prix.
There was a mixed reaction from fans on social media at the livery unveiling, with some fans begging the team not to alter the design, others left revolted by the dramatic departure while one supporter compared it with the red and black face of Star Wars villain Darth Maul. "It felt good and we had no problems, so very happy with that".
"I was really excited to jump in the auto and as soon as we got going it felt pretty normal", he said.
Verstappen completed 39 laps with the team reporting that the auto ran "faultlessly".
"Of course today is all about filming, but it's also a really valuable opportunity to check that all the systems work and that the auto is fundamentally in good shape before we head to Barcelona next week where hopefully it will be a bit warmer!" said team boss Christian Horner.
Haven't we seen this before from Red Bull?
Red Bull has revealed the first photos of Max Verstappen on track in his new RB15.
As has become tradition for the Austrian team, the RB15 made its first appearance clad in a stunning one-off launch livery, a stealthy-looking dark blue colour scheme lit with glowing red chevrons.
Red Bull's RB15 is the successor to a RB14 auto which finished last season battling for victories, with Verstappen, who won twice in 2018, widely tipped to challenge multiple champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
The Japanese manufacture's unit replaces Renault - Red Bull's long-standing engine supplier, and the jury is still out as to how efficient its progress has been over the winter and whether it will be able to deliver a winning product to the very ambitious Red Bull/Max Verstappen combo.
"You get a first impression and you see if there any little issues with the vehicle or engine".