Haas shows first official shots of VF17

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Haas has revealed the first official images of its new VF17 – the day after the car was snapped undertaking filming duties at Barcelona in the hands of Romain Grosjean.

Haas has faced the double challenge this year of creating its second car without the lead time associated with its debut model, while at the same time coping with a big package of rule changes. The team colours of black, grey, red and white remain the same, but the design used has also changed substantially.

I think the pedal box is the same, but all the rest is very different from last year’s car,” said team principal Guenther Steiner, team principal. “You always try to make a faster car, which is normally a lighter car. Now we can put on more ballast and get better weight distribution. The aero is completely new, as are the tires, so we needed to have some built-in adjustability.

Aesthetically, the car has a more aggressive look. It’s lighter and more aerodynamically efficient. Everything we learned from our first car has been applied to our new car.”

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