Haas release pictures of “more aggressive” VF-17: US team looking for step forward in second F1 season after impressive debut
Named the VF-17, this season’s challenger has been teased just ahead of pre-season testing, when the American outfit will hope to a quick and reliable start to the campaign.
This years car was build under a new set of technical regulations and features a wider front wing and tyres, along with a ‘shark fin’ towards the rear wing that matches their livery colour.
“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. “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.”
Haas finished 2016 – their first year in the sport – in eighth place in the constructors’ standings with 29 points, the most of any new team this millennium. However, 18 of those points were scored in the season’s first two races, while all of them were collected by Romain Grosjean.