Check out all the launch shots of the new Haas F1 Team car – the VF-17.
Here are all the launch pictures of Haas’ new car for 2017 – the VF-17.
The new car is Haas’ second fully bespoke car and their first with some relevant experience behind them after their debut 2016. According to the team, that year of personnel experience of working as a team will make a big difference to their performance, along with the relevant infrastucture, garage setup and all the required equipment being in place and gelling together.
Alongside the new car, Haas have a new driver joining their ranks. With Esteban Gutierrez departing after a disappointing year, Renault exile Kevin Magnussen joins on a multi-year contract and is entering his third season of racing, having sat out 2015.
With Grosjean & Magnussen a potent combination, Chairman of the team Gene Haas says the team are focussed on improving on a championship position of P8 this year: “I think with the knowledge we have, we should actually perform a little bit better this year. If we can do a little bit better because our business model in Formula One allows us to operate more efficiently, we might be able to move up a position or two.”
Testing begins on Monday, with Kevin Magnussen given the honour of running the first day. Both he and Grosjean will share testing duties this week.
Haas F1 Testing Schedule
- Day 1 – Kevin Magnussen
- Day 2 – Kevin Magnussen
- Day 3 – Romain Grosjean
- Day 4 – Romain Grosjean