After unveiling a series of images on Friday, Haas became the first Formula One team to reveal its car livery and design for the 2022 season.
The Haas team released a rendering of its VF-22 Formula 1 car on Friday, providing a first look at the 2022 car.
The Haas VF-22 car is the first to be developed by the American outfit out of its new design office in Maranello, and it serves as a preview of what the new F1 cars will look like this year after the technical regulations were overhauled.
Team boss Guenther Steiner hinted earlier this week that Haas might unveil their colours ahead of anyone else, but many were surprised when the American team announced on Thursday that they would be debuting their new look on Friday.
Following the entrance of title sponsor Uralkali last year, which is also the primary backer of driver Nikita Mazepin, Haas has kept the white, red, and blue livery.
Last year, the team decided not to develop its car so that it could focus entirely on the new 2022 regulations, which include a considerable modification in the aerodynamic design in order to allow for tighter wheel-to-wheel racing.
“It’s that time of year where you’re naturally optimistic that the hard work and effort of everyone will translate to a competitive entry on track,” said owner Gene Haas.
“We made the decision back in 2020 to really channel time and resources into the VF-22, foregoing anything track-related for 2021 – which wasn’t easy to watch.”
“Hopefully that decision bears fruit and we return to challenging for points and taking something from the weekends.”
Ground effect will return to F1 this year thanks to a change in floor designs, as well as reworked rear wings, streamlined front wings, and 18-inch tire rims on the new cars.
the team has increased its engagement with long-term power unit and gearbox supplier Ferrari, diminishing some of Dallara’s influence.
In the 2022 season, Haas will continue to field Ferrari-backed driver Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin who the championship team sponsorship is provided by his father’s Uralkali company.
While the images show how the Haas VF-22 will look under the regulations, the full vehicle design will not be disclosed until the physical car breaks cover at testing in Barcelona later this month.
Haas finished last in the 2021 standings without a point for the first time in its six-year Formula 1 history.