Last year’s debutants, Haas F1 team, launched their 2017 challenger from Barcelona earlier today:
Haas have changed some of their red elements this year. The nose has much more of it going up to the cockpit. The rear wing endplates, however, are now a mixture of red and black. Last year’s VF-16 for comparison:
The “HAAS” script on the nose of the car has been replaced by the team’s logo, which really pops on the black background:
This car is devoid of sponsorship deliberately because team owner Gene Haas wishes to promote his CNC machines. The only non-Haas branding is the Pirelli logo:
The VF-17 is a bit understated, which can be interpreted as symbolic of how a team’s second season should be. They made a splash in Melbourne but had a quiet maiden season for the most part. Haas will surely be aiming to improve upon their debut while working towards success in future seasons. They have a strong driver pairing to do so.