Last week, the Haas F1 Team revealed to the public the new visual identity of their car for the 2021 Formula 1 World Championships. Hence the colors of the Russian flag, which raised a lot of talks because there is a ban from performing under the Russian flag at the level of world championships, due to previous doping scandals.
The official presentation of the car was held at the pre-season testing site, on the Sakhir track in Bahrain, just before Mick Schumacher will take the car to the first laps. Nikita Mazepin also hung out with Schumacher that day.
Mazepin was driving a car yesterday when Haas used their right for shooting that day. During the presentation of the new car, Haas also revealed a new sponsor - the web hosting company Ionos, based in Germany.
Major changes for Haas team
Otherwise, for the American team, this should be a transition season.
After poor results in the previous two years, the team has decided on a number of changes, and Guenther Steiner has repeatedly said that Haas is primarily looking towards 2022 and a major change in technical rules. "We did it because of the expectations from this season.
If we invested a lot of time, money, tokens, time in the air tunnel, it would all be in just one year, and we started late last year anyway." "It wasn’t our best car so when it all added up, it seemed pointless to invest in the short term.
It was much more important for us to invest in medium and long-term goals. ” Haas wants to be ready for 22 ' "We do not want to be the last. We’ll do our best and the guys put a lot of effort into getting the best out of the short development period, but this is a transition period to get to ’22.
It should not be forgotten that we have two rookie drivers. That is part of our plan and we want to be ready for ’22 in all fields. ” Haas will have two great drivers this year who have time to learn a lot given their inexperience.
However, there are high expectations from them “We have two drivers who are young and hungry because they haven’t been here in Formula 1 before, and we need to give them a good car for 2022,” Steiner said.