The first team to reveal their new 2019 season livery is Hass and the car looks stunning in black and gold. The unveiling event was held in Royal Automobile Club in London, with their drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen doing the honors. This is the first black and gold combination since Lotus’s in 2015. The team ahs also released plenty of photographs of their new car, dubbed VF-19, online.
Haas has abandoned their red, black, and grey livery they used for their first three seasons in order to better represent their new title sponsor Rich Energy.
The Principal of Haas Team,Guenther Steiner, said on the occasion: “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 organisation.We’re pleased to see their colours on the VF-19, we welcome them as they join our valued partner group in utilising 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 utilise our time there wisely to prepare for Australia.”
CEO of Rich Energy, William Storey, was equally thrilled: “I’m naturally delighted to finally see the Rich Energy colors and stag logo in Formula 1 with Haas F1 Team. Partnering with the team has already significantly raised the profile of our brand, this livery unveil will again elevate us to another level.
It’s fantastic to see the VF-19 decked out in black and gold, with Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen similarly attired. We’ve worked closely with Haas F1 Team to ensure we present a strong look, one we’re now very proud to take around the world competing in Formula 1.”
Haas ended up fifth in the constructors’ championship last season, a result they hope to improve in 2019.