Haas to use a one-off livery at the United States Grand Prix

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Formula One's sole American outfit, Haas will debut a heavily revised Formula 1 car and will run one-off livery at this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Haas has only scored a total of 12 points so far during 2023 with Nico Hulkenberg's seventh-placed finish at the Australian Grand Prix having been their best result so far. Their points tally currently puts the American team ninth in the Constructors' Standings, four points adrift of eighth-placed Alfa Romeo.

The team has had a low-key development programme so far, only bringing a few ugrades across the first 17 races of the season. However, the Ferrari-powered outfit will now introduce a heavily revised F1 car on home soil in Texas with the update package centred around the aerodynamics of the car.

Speaking of their upgrade package, the team said that "almost the entire bodywork has been revised, including floor, engine cover, sidepod inlet, sidepods, quarter panel and padding gills. The objective of the upgrade is to improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the car as a whole – the team seeking improved consistency as well as better aerodynamic delivery. Crucially the latest-spec package will provide valuable data to inform the overall direction of the team’s 2024 entry – the third year of the current design regulations."

Moreover, the aesthetics of the VF-23 will look somewhat different too this weekend with a special edition livery being run across both cars. The upgraded VF-23 will sport a ‘Stars & Stripes’ themed livery including the team’s tagline for the weekend – ‘We The People’ – the opening line of the United States Constitution. In addition to this, MoneyGram will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the Dallas-based company becoming the team’s title partner with an additional touch to the livery of the car – to be revealed on Thursday 19 October.

There will be an extra star on the car too with the bright yellow star of the Starlight Children’s Foundation adorning the rear wing of both entries – the team continuing its activations on and off-site over the weekend with the charity formed with a mission to deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families – now working with over 800 children’s hospitals across America.