LONDON, England (Feb. 7, 2019) – Rich Energy Haas F1 Team unveiled its new-look for the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship with a livery launch hosted at the prestigious Royal Automobile Club (RAC) on Pall Mall in London, while the design of its VF-19 challenger debuted online across the team’s website and social media platforms.
Incorporating the resplendent black and gold colours of Rich Energy, the premium British energy drink first announced as title partner of Haas F1 Team in October 2018, the 2019 livery was revealed on a show car in London as drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, together with team principal Guenther Steiner and Rich Energy Chief Executive Officer William Storey, peeled back the covers before a throng of assembled guests at the RAC.
In addition to the infusion of Rich Energy’s branding, Haas Automation maintains its prominent placement on the VF-19, the familiar light gray tone associated with the three previous liveries have been carried over in the decals on its latest entry, one which will look to build on the success of the VF-18 which carried Haas F1 Team to a fifth-place finish in the 2018 constructors standings. The VF-19 continues to sport the branding of team partners JACK & JONES, PEAK, BlueDEF, Richard Mille, Alpinestars and Pirelli.
The digital renderings of the VF-19, in addition to showcasing the team’s new color scheme, also display the impact of the new season’s regulation changes.
About Rich Energy Haas F1 Team:
Rich Energy Haas F1 Team debuted in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American Formula One team since 1986. Founded by industrialist Gene Haas, Haas F1 Team is based in the United States on the same Kannapolis, North Carolina, campus as his championship-winning NASCAR team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, and he is chairman of Haas F1 Team.
Technical Specifications – VF-17
Ferrari 062, a turbocharged 1.6 liter V-6, capable of 15,000 rpm
Carbon-fiber and honeycomb composite structure
Front and Rear Suspension
Independent suspension, push-rod activated torsion springs front and rear
Ferrari servo-controlled hydraulic limited-slip differential with semi-automatic sequential and electronically-controlled gearbox, quick shift (eight gears, plus reverse)
carbon-fiber disc brakes, pads and six-piston calipers
Carbon-fiber construction, molded to driver’s contours
Pirelli P ZERO
Fuel and Lubricants Provider
743 kg (including driver)