Haas reveal 2019 Rich Energy livery – and it's amazing
Haas F1 have revealed their brand new 2019 livery – and it's fair to say it's an absolute belter.
The American outfit are welcoming Rich Energy as their title sponsor this year, and have revealed a livery designed around the energy drinks firm's corporate colours of black and gold. And the Haas designers have done a fantastic job of adapting the scheme to their new car, the VF-19.
The black and gold colours are reminiscent of the classic black and gold John Player Special livery used by Lotus in the 1970s and 80s, and driven by the likes of Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna.
“This is the time of the season when you hope you’ve got designs right and you can be competitive straight away,” said Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and chairman of Rich Energy Haas F1 Team. “The new car looks distinctive, not only in terms of its color scheme, but also with the new regulations in play. Hopefully those design changes brought in for 2019 will improve the racing on-track, and more importantly give us a shot at making more of an impact at each Grand Prix.”
Team principal Guenther Steiner added: “It’s important that we keep progressing as a team, and this season is no different. Our partnership with Rich Energy is another positive example of moving forward as an organization.
"We’re pleased to see their colors on the VF-19, we welcome them as they join our valued partner group in utilizing Formula One as a global marketing platform. While 2018 delivered our best season to-date, the year showed, sometimes sharply, that we still have areas to improve on as a team. On-track, our push for performance started early with the VF-19, our next step is to get to Spain and utilize our time there wisely to prepare for Australia.”
The physical unveil of the Rich Energy Haas F1 Team VF-19 will take place at 8 on February 18 outside of the team garage at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, prior to the first F1 test of the year.
New driver overalls
Once again, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will pilot the Haas cars in the 2019 season.