Haas have become the first team to release images of a 2020 Formula 1 car, with their new VF-20. In a preview to the sport’s full ‘launch week’ from Monday, Haas revealed digital pictures of their latest challenger on social media. Haas return to the grey, white and red colour scheme of their early seasons in a restyled form after a black and gold look in 2019, a season in which they slumped to a disappointing ninth in the Constructors’ Championship.
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen stay on as their drivers for another season. “I’m pleased to see the car return to the more familiar Haas Automation colours, it’s certainly a livery that people identify with,” said team founder Gene Haas. “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 organisation we can do it.”