6 February 2020
Here's the new Haas!
Haas F1 has unveiled the design and livery of its new VF-20 challenger, with a variety digital renderings of the new car which will be driven this season by Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. The car boasts a new livery, as the team returns to its traditional grey, red and black after last year's adventure with Rich Energy. The team continues to be funded by Haas Automation, with continued presence of Jack & Jones but also some larger sponsorships from Peak, BlueDEF, Richard Mille, Alpinestars, Windshear and Pirelli with new funding from MindMaze and Nominet.
The VF-20 will make its actual debut on February 19 – the opening day of pre-season testing at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
“I’m pleased to see the car return to the more familiar Haas Automation colors, it’s certainly a livery that people identify with,” said Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and chairman of Haas F1 Team. “Frankly, I’m hoping the VF-20 will return us to the kind of form we ran in 2018 when we finished fifth in the constructors’ championship. 2019 was a tough season to endure. We’ve been through a real education process, one that comes to all Formula 1 teams at some stage. I’m trusting we’ve learned from those lessons and have applied that knowledge into making the VF-20 a more competitive entry. It’s important to me that we’re back in the mix and consistently scoring points, we certainly have the capability and we’ve proved as an organization we can do it.”