2019’s First New Formula 1 Car Is Revealed By Haas
Graham Read, Formula 1 Correspondent
The first new Formula 1 car for the 2019 season has been revealed by American owned team Haas, whose operational sites are split between Banbury in the UK and Kannapolis in the USA.
The car sports an attractive black and gold livery to reflect the corporate colours of its new title sponsor Rich Energy, a British-based energy drink company. As such the outfit will compete as the Rich Energy Haas F1 team in this year’s Formula 1 World Championship, which begins in Melbourne, Australia in mid-March.
The car’s design incorporates the new aerodynamic regulations for 2019, which include simpler, but wider and taller front and rear wings.
Haas entered Formula 1 in 2016 and had its best season to date last year, finishing a creditable fifth amongst the ten teams. Team principal Günther Steiner commented at the launch of the new car “It’s important that we keep progressing as a team and this season is no different”.
Whilst many F1 teams will have different drivers in 2019 compared to last year, Haas, like Mercedes, has retained the services of its 2018 duo, French driver Romain Grosjean and the Danish Kevin Magnussen, hoping to extract further success from their new machine.
The remaining nine Formula 1 teams will reveal their new cars shortly and the first of two four-day pre-season test sessions at the Montmeló circuit just north of Barcelona will commence on 18 February.
2019’s First New Formula 1 Car Is Revealed By Haas, 10th February 2019, 14:14 PM