Haas Reveals Simple but Elegant 2019 F1 Car: VF-19

Jo Caldwell
February 11, 2019

Racing Point and Red Bull will also showcase their new looks on the same day, followed by McLaren and Ferrari the proceeding days, before Alfa Romeo on the 18th and Williams (TBC) close out this year livery announcements.

The 2019 F1 season will see some subtle but significant changes to the sport's regulations, chief among them being the new, simpler front wings created to make it easier for cars to follow each other - and one driver who's looking forward to getting stuck into the new guidelines is Haas' Romain Grosjean.

The livery features an all black design, with gold trimmings running throughout the vehicle, representing the colours of the energy drinks company from the UK. "We made an evolution out of it, we added the white in it because otherwise it would be a complete copy of the eighties".

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"So it will be a lot just to keep the position we had in 2018", he said. "I think a lot of people have put two and two together and got five". Haas has carried some form of red, grey and black livery - the colours of Gene Haas' company, Haas Automation - since it joined F1 in 2016. "As long as the auto is nice and Gene's company Haas Automation is represented as a sponsor he's happy", said Steiner.

With a new sponsor on their side and a stunning livery, Haas seem to have set the bar pretty high in terms of liveries.

"Since I was a kid I grew up watching [Ayrton] Senna, [Alain] Prost, [Nigel] Mansell".

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"I think it's always been a staple of British sport". We haven't got where we've got by following the crowd.

"We are a bit contrarian by nature and where others are fearful, be greedy".

"There's been an bad lot of talk of ownership, previous regime and the future", he added, when asked why he had chosen F1, a sport that positively devours money, "but ultimately it's going to remain the pinnacle long term". "I felt that as a business, they were living off past glories and didn't run a very good business".

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Being inconspicuous in a high-profile, global championship at the pinnacle of a sport is quite hard, but modern Formula 1 newcomers tend to adopt modest targets as a matter of caution. But I think ultimately it's going to remain for the long-term.

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