We’re only a month out from the beginning of the 2019 Method 1 World Championship and the primary group to disclose its contender for the brand new season is America’s Haas.
The covers got here of the brand new Haas VF-19 on Thursday at London’s Royal Vehicle Membership, with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean readily available to speak in regards to the automobile.
They are going to quickly begin pre-season exams, along with Haas take a look at driver Pietro Fittipaldi, the grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi. Serving as Group Principal is Guenther Steiner.
The automobiles have not modified a lot from the earlier season, though aerodynamic parts have been made easier to permit for extra aggressive racing. Organizers are promising far more overtaking.
In keeping with the brand new guidelines, the VF-19’s entrance wing is larger (200 millimeters wider and 20 mm larger) and extends additional ahead than on the earlier automobile, nevertheless it’s additionally misplaced among the extra advanced aero, with the top plates made flat and the underwing strake rely diminished from 5 to 2.
L to R: Kevin Magnussen, Pietro Fittipaldi and Romain Grosjean
Smaller, repositioned barge boards are additionally seen (150 mm decrease and 100 mm additional ahead). You may additionally discover the rear wing is taller (by 20 mm), wider (by 100 mm) and easier, which suggests elevated drag and thus elevated power of the DRS.
Haas can also be utilizing a brand new black and gold livery in 2019 as a part of a title sponsorship take care of British power drinks firm Wealthy Vitality.
Energy models are just like final yr, that means a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 working with two motor-generators—one mounted on the driveline and the opposite built-in with the turbocharger. Haas continues to supply its energy unit and plenty of different elements from Ferrari.
The load of the VF-19, together with its driver, is 1,638 kilos.
Pre-season testing will begin on the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, on February 18. The primary race on the 2019 F1 calendar is the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 17.