Årets första F1-bil: Haas VF-20

Haas F1 Team VF-20

The first images of a 2020 Formula 1 car have been revealed after Haas showed off renders of its VF-20 and a return to its traditional colour scheme.

After one year with a black and gold livery because of its controversial title sponsorship with Rich Energy, Haas will run in light grey, red and black in 2020, the colours of Haas Automation.

“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 owner 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.”

Haas had the worst season of its short F1 history in 2019, when it only finished ninth in the constructors’ championship.

It has kept the same driver line-up – Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean – for a fourth season.

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