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This is Haas’s new 2019 F1 car

The black’n’gold Haas VF-19 is your first look at a 2019 F1 contender

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Black and gold suits Formula One cars. Plenty of stunning and successful Lotus racers from the 1970s will attest to that. So, about time black and gold was back in modern F1, no? Thanks to Haas, it will be in 2019.

This is the Haas VF-19, set to be campaigned by Frenchman Romain Grosjean and Dane Kevin Magnussen; a car that won’t be seen in the carbon until the first pre-season tests next month. So for now, we’ve got these murky renders to pore over.

Chief among the tweaks for 2019 is an even wider, less fiddly front wing. It’s intended to be less disturbed by ‘dirty air’ flowing off the car in front, helping drivers follow each other closely and encourage overtaking. Hmm. Wouldn’t that be sorted by removing the wings altogether? Just a thought.

Power comes from Ferrari’s 1.5-litre hybrid-turbo V6, and the car weighs 743kg including driver. What a porker. An Ariel Atom’s waaay lighter than that.

We’ll find out where the Haas appears on the timesheets next month. In the meantime, do you like the livery?

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