Steiner discusses ‘more aggressive’ VF-17

Date published: February 26 2017

Team principal Guenther Steiner is hopeful an almost-new VF17 can help proper Haas up the standings following their first season in Formula 1.

Haas are the penultimate team to unveil their 2017 car, and Steiner revealed upon its launch that only one component has stayed the same.

“I think the pedal box is the same, but all the rest is very different from last year’s car,” said Steiner.

“You always try to make a faster car, which is normally a lighter car.

"Now we can put on more ballast and get better weight distribution. The aero is completely new, as are the tires, so we needed to have some built-in adjustability.

"Aesthetically, the car has a more aggressive look. It’s lighter and more aerodynamically efficient. Everything we learned from our first car has been applied to our new car."

Haas have ditched the predominantly white livery in favour of a darker, moody grey.

 

Gallery: First official shots of the VF17