Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Haas rolls out new VF-16 in Barcelona
(by Nate Saunders espnf1.com 2-22-16)
After its official launch on Sunday, Haas has rolled out the VF-16 in the Barcelona pit lane ahead of the first morning of winter testing.
The American team is the first new outfit in Formula One since 2010 and arrives with an engine and technical partnership with Ferrari. On Sunday it released the first images of its silver and red challenger for the new season, which followed the VF-16's first laps at the Circuit de Catalunya during a promotional event spread across Saturday and Sunday.
Drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez were there to unveil the car ahead of the assembled media at 0750 local time, just over an hour before the green light for the session. Grosjean's number eight car was the one presented to the media as the Frenchman takes to the wheel for the first morning of testing.
As part of its technical partnership, the VF-16 is running as many Ferrari components as are allowed under the current regulations, but the chassis itself has been designed by Italian company Dallara.