Haas unveils maiden Formula 1 challenger

By on Sunday, February 21, 2016
Haas F1 Team

Haas F1 Team

Haas, Formula 1’s first new team for six years, has unveiled its maiden challenger, the VF-16, ahead of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Haas will join the sport this season after a lengthy build-up period and has signed Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez for its first foray into the sport.

Haas has a strong association with Ferrari and has bases in Kannapolis, USA and Banbury, UK, as well as collaboration with Italian chassis developer Dallara.

Grosjean will debut the car publicly on Monday at the home of the Spanish Grand Prix.

"We have very experienced designers who worked hard to develop all the little things from an aerodynamic perspective that, collectively, add up to a lot," said team boss Guenther Steiner.

"And our technical partner, Ferrari, provided our power unit, and that really defined the rear end of the car and how big it needed to be.

"Our goal with this car is to score points. First, we need to go out there and show that we can do the job, that we can finish races, that we are respected by the fans and other teams in the paddock.

"Then, we want to score points. That is the ultimate goal."

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