Haas F1 Team have revealed their 2024 car via digital rendering and it features an evolution of their traditional black, red and white livery.
The proper VF-24 will perform a shakedown run later this month at Silverstone, before heading off to Bahrain for the pre-season test in preparation for the upcoming Formula 1 championship.
This will be their first season in Formula 1 without Netflix’s Drive to Survive star Guenther Steiner at the top, with Ayao Komatsu stepping up from his engineering leadership role to take over the team manager role.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the VF-24 running and racing – a sentiment,” said team owner Gene Haas. “I know I share with our partners and indeed the entire team.
“In Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen, we also know we’ve got a great pair of drivers behind the wheel, their experience will prove invaluable again as we develop our program through the year. We’ve used the off-season to put the processes in place to be better and ultimately improve our overall performance. Soon we get to see how we’re doing.”
Komatsu added: “We’re realistic about our expectations for the VF-24 to start but it’s still an exciting moment in any Formula 1 season to showcase the car.
“There’s a lot of work ahead of us to make progress and increase our performance but everyone here is highly motivated and eager to get on track with the VF-24.
“I know we’ll be maximizing our time in Bahrain with all the various items we need to push through. Bottom line, we can’t wait to get going and get the season underway.”
It will be interesting if the change in leadership can help Haas move up the pecking order in this sport. Last year, the team finished last in the constructors’ standings.
Hopefully Kevin Magnussen and Nico Huldenberg will have a better car to score points as last year’s VF-23 had tyre management issues caused by the aerodynamics. Best of luck to Haas in this upcoming season.