Haas F1 announce the launch date of their new car the VF17
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News February 16, 2017 Updated: 6:11 PM
Haas F1 have announced they will launch their 2017 car on Sunday, February 26, The team announced today via Twitter.
This will be the team's second F1 car after they made their F1 debut last year with the VF16. The car will be unveiled on ahead of pre-season testing, which is set for February 27th at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.
The team will continue to use the Ferrari drivetrain and have called on Dallara to once again to manufacture the chassis.
With Ferrari still on as the team's technical partner, the VF17 will share as many parts with Ferrari’s 2017 car as is allowed by the regulations.
Romain Grosjean, with the addition of Kevin Magnussen this year the team hopes to improve their position in the midfield.
Last year was an impressive beginning to the season by Haas F1 finishing their debut season with 29 points and finishing 8th in the constructor’s champion, with owner and Chairman Gene Haas saying, “I think it was a very successful entrance into Formula One. We accomplished all of our major goals and, actually, surpassed what we expected at the beginning of the season."
The Haas F1 team returns to Melbourne in their sophomore year on March 26 at the Austrailian Grand Prix.