Uralkali Haas F1 Team showcases its brand-new F1 car, the VF-22

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Formula One’s sole American outfit Haas F1 team became the first team to unveil the design and livery of its brand-new 2022 F1 car, the VF-22 which had been designed according to the new set of technical regulations that will dramatically change the way Formula 1 cars look and race.

The team revealed the design of its new challenger across the team’s social media channels with a series of digital renders showcasing the team’s seventh Formula One car. The VF-22 will be piloted by an unchanged driver line up with Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher set to compete across the record-breaking 23-race 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

The team has worked closely with Formula One’s most successful team, Scuderia Ferrari since it joined the sport, but the American outfit has established an even closer relationship with the Maranello-based squad for the coming year.

As a result, Haas created an all-new design-office in Maranello which will be led by Technical Director Simone Resta. Bringing together a new personnel group and weaving it into the existing fabric of the team, now entering its seventh season in Formula 1, was just one of many challenges tackled through 2021 culminating in the design of the VF-22 – a car which has its genesis in a completely new set of regulations.

On the launch of the VF-22 Gene Haas, Founder of Haas Automation and Chairman of Uralkali Haas F1 Team commented; “It’s that time of year where you’re naturally optimistic that the hard work and effort of everyone will translate to a competitive entry on track.

„We made the decision back in 2020 to really channel time and resources into the VF-22, foregoing anything track-related for 2021 – which wasn’t easy to watch. Hopefully that decision bears fruit and we return to challenging for points and taking something from the weekends.”

“It’s exciting to be at the point where we know the VF-22 will be on-track shortly,” said Guenther Steiner, Team Principal – Uralkali Haas F1 Team. “We all know what the team is capable of, we’ve proved that in the past, and with this new car – born out of a completely new set of regulations and with our new design team in place, I’m confident we can showcase once again that we can compete on weekends.

„It’s been a tremendous effort by everyone involved and now comes the fun part of getting the new car to the circuit and dialing in all the elements. Last season was a long one but I’m confident that 2022 will see us back in the mix with the VF-22.”

„This is probably the most complex project the Uralkali Haas F1 Team has dealt with to-date for many reasons,” reflected Simone Resta, Technical Director – Uralkali Haas F1 Team. “It’s a completely new set of regulations and this season we’ve brought in a new team to manage the creation of the VF-22.

„Not everyone is new but a good chunk of people have joined with a revised structure now in place. I consider this as a great success in the process. We’re still early in the project and going through a transitional season of working together on a car for a full year, but if we look back where we started, this team is already a success.”