Haas unveil new 2019 VF-19 auto for 2019 F1 season

Ross Houston
February 7, 2019

Haas are the first team to break cover on a 2019 challenger, with most teams to follow suit next week, including Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean and Danish driver Kevin Magnussen will continue to race for Haas as the team prepare for their fourth campaign on the F1 grid.

The new Haas livery features Rich Energy's black and gold colors, and Storey is hopeful increased commercial success will ensure it's a long-term partnership. We're looking forward to taking Red Bull on both on and off the track and challenging them.

Storey attempted to purchase Force India - now Racing Point - last season and was later in discussions with a number of teams about sponsorship, but Haas proved to be the standout option to partner with. But Rich Energy CEO Williams Storey has lofty aspirations for his company, which he claims has a presence in 43 countries and has sold 90 million cans. We're expanding very quickly, we're taking a huge amount of business from them.

"We took a very big step from 2017 to 2018 and we're now in a place in the rankings that is very competitive", Magnussen told Sky Sports News.

"Last year, I think we had the fourth-fastest auto, we finished fifth [in the standings], I know about that, but the next one up was Red Bull. They are going to get back at some point probably, but we've got to focus on ourselves and use the experience we've gained to improve everywhere". In addition to the colour scheme, the F1 team has also been renamed as Rich Energy Haas F1 team for the upcoming season.

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