Haas set to kick off the 2023 launch season with early livery reveal
Haas have announced that they will present the livery for their new F1 car at the end of January, completing the initial launch plans for all 10 teams.
Rather than a full-scale launch, Haas will mirror Williams by only initially showing off their 2023 colour scheme, with an online presentation set for January 31 – the earliest of the dates confirmed.
Sporting a new title sponsor in MoneyGram, Haas reported a “significant landmark” in the development of their VF-23 in December, sharing on social media that the chassis and nose had passed the FIA’s tests and were officially homologated.
The car will be piloted by a revised Haas driver line-up, after the US-led team opted to part ways with Mick Schumacher and bring in the experience of Nico Hulkenberg alongside recent returnee Kevin Magnussen.
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Haas arrived in F1 back in 2016 and immediately made the points-paying positions, before rising from eighth in the constructors’ standings to fifth in two years, with Magnussen and Romain Grosjean then representing the outfit.
After falling to ninth, Haas signed rookies Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin for 2021. As F1’s rules reset approached, Haas parted ways with Mazepin and brought back Magnussen, who would lead the squad’s charge while team mate Schumacher struggled for form.
Although they rose from the foot of the standings to eighth, the team owned by Gene Haas and run by Guenther Steiner swapped out Schumacher for Hulkenberg, with the younger German moving over to Mercedes as their reserve driver.
Magnussen continues for a second season, and eighth in F1 overall, having claimed P5 on his comeback in Bahrain and scored a stunning pole position amid mixed qualifying conditions at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.