Has anyone tested? Is the droprate for Red Boxes still 1%?
The devs said they were not going to change the drop rates for the winter event. They said it would be unfair to folks who spent cash trying to score a bug ship. On the bright side you have a few extra days to try and get one. And it does seem that some people have gotten them for free doing the race.
There is also always a chance there will be an xmas Cstore sale and the red boxes go on sale.