Haas to launch 2020 F1 car at pre-season testing at Barcelona

The Haas team's fifth Formula 1 car will be unveiled at 2020 pre-season testing at Barcelona, the American outfit has confirmed

Haas to launch 2020 F1 car at pre-season testing at Barcelona

Haas was the first team to reveal its livery last year, but on this occasion it will wait until February 19 to show off the VF-20 and its colours.

The car will be unveiled at 8am local time, 15 minutes before Alfa Romeo - the other team leaving its launch until the very start of pre-season testing - takes the covers off its own 2020 car.

The Haas VF-20 will be raced by an unchanged line-up of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean.

Haas began the previous season with high expectations after the VF-19 showed well in 2019 testing, but the car proved inconsistent and in-season developments yielded little reward.

As a result, the team was consigned to its worst-ever constructors' championship finish of ninth place.

The VF-19 ran in black-and-gold livery following the arrival of Rich Energy as title sponsor.

But that deal was terminated by September, and Haas has been tipped to return to its customary red, white and grey colours for its 2020 car.

The outfit becomes the ninth F1 team to officially confirm a launch date for its 2020 campaign, with only Williams still to do so.

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