The new-look Haas showed off its latest look on last year's vehicle, although the first glimpse of the simplified 2019 front wing was visible. The American outfit brings back the black and gold colour scheme that reflects its new title sponsor.
Rich Energy, the new British title partner of Formula One team Haas, has delivered a statement of intent by vowing to beat fizzy drink rivals Red Bull.
Rich Energy's CEO Williams Storey added: "I'm naturally delighted to finally see the Rich Energy colours and stag logo in Formula 1 with Haas F1 Team". The colours returned to F1 between 2011 and 2015 without the tobacco company's branding.
Drivers Romain Grosjean, right, and Kevin Magnussen pose during the unveiling of their new Rich Energy Haas F1 Team 2019 vehicle, launched at the Royal Automobile Club in London, Thursday Feb. 7, 2019. Haas have traditionally since their entry in 2016 ran a grey, red and white design to their cars.
"That's the frustrating thing about Formula 1: you can never just go into the season and say "I want to be the best this year".
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Speaking about the team's expectations ahead of the season, team principal Gunther Steiner said: "It's important that we keep progressing as a team, and this season is no different. On-track, our push for performance started early with the VF-19, our next step is to get to Spain and utilise our time there wisely to prepare for Australia".
Haas, who finished fifth last season, 326 points behind Red Bull, unveiled a Rich Energy-inspired black and gold colour scheme on their new vehicle at the Royal Automobile Club in London on Thursday.
For while the vehicle proudly sports the logo of Rich Energy, the British energy drink, nobody seems to have ever tasted the stuff, far less bought it, leaving many wondering how a product that doesn't appear widely available can access the sort of money needed to sponsor an F1 team.
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.
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