The Formula 1 Haas team showed the car for the new World Championship season. The car, called the VF-18, was the first combat vehicle presented with the head protection system of the pilot Halo (translated from English means “halo”).
The new car is the evolution of the previous car – VF-17. Another notable change, along with Halo, was the absence of the fin in the rear of the car.
The head of the Haas Gunther Steiner said that the engineers of the team tried to make the car as easy as possible, so that the team had additional opportunities in working with ballast. He added that the chassis had to be refined due to Halo, as the new element raised the center of mass of the car.
The Haas pilots in the 2018 season will be Roman Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. In 2017, the Frenchman and the Dane scored 47 points for two, which provided the American team with the eighth place in the Constructors’ Championship.
The next presentation of the car for the 2018 season is to be held on Thursday, February 15. The car will show the Williams team.
The first pre-season tests of the championship will be held in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1. The season of Formula 1 will begin on March 22 in Australia.