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Haas VF-24 livery
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The hints that Haas' livery launch reveals about its 2024 car

While Haas' Formula 1 launch may have been all about showing off its new livery to the world, there were also a few clues about its 2024 challenger, particularly in the sidepod area, and how it seeks to move up this year's grid

A mere day after 2024 calendars have been languidly turned to the second page, the usual flurry of Formula 1 launch proceedings have begun in earnest. And it's a low-key start this year, as Haas - last season's wooden-spoon custodian - has tentatively kicked off the reveals with its VF-24 livery launch.

First, some notes on the now-familiar colour scheme: the front of the car has been inverted, with the white and black swapped to create a more cohesive blend with the predominantly bare-carbon rear half. It could be cynically suggested that this is done to avoid the weight of paint, but it at least appears that the front end has been tickled with the spray guns to create a matte black finish.

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