Haas picks early 2023 livery reveal date to complete F1 launch schedule
The Haas Formula 1 team has announced its 2023 car livery reveal date to complete the launch schedule ahead of the new season.
Haas returned to the midfield last year after sacrificing its 2021 campaign – where it failed to score a single point – to shift all of its focus and resources towards the new-for-2022 regulation changes.
The American-owned outfit has had a difficult few years on and off the track due to fading performance and termination of title sponsorship deals, but thanks to a more competitive package, it is back fighting nearer the front of the grid.
Having slipped to the root of the constructors’ championship for the first time since entering F1 in 2016, Haas climbed to eighth last year with 37 points to its name.
The return to the experienced Kevin Magnussen, who made an unexpected comeback to a race seat after Nikita Mazpein was dropped before the start of the season, proved invaluable as the Dane scored the team’s best result of the year with a fifth place finish in Bahrain.
Magnussen scored the bulk of Haas’ points total but team-mate Mick Schumacher contributed with his maiden career points at Silverstone and a P6 in Austria.
The German, however, found his error-prone campaign was enough for Haas to decide to not retain him for a third season and replace him with veteran Nico Hulkenberg for 2023.
Hulkenberg has not had a full-time drive since leaving Renault at the end of 2019, but impressed during his five stand-in appearances for Racing Point in 2020 and Aston Martin last year during Covid.
Haas revealed at last season’s US Grand Prix it would have a new title sponsor for 2023, singing a multi-year deal with American company MoneyGram.
The team’s 2023 challenger is set to feature a brand-new livery and will be unveiled for the first time on January 31 – the earliest reveal date out of all 10 teams.
F1’s launch schedule is now finalised with every team having confirmed a date when they will unveil their 2023 car ahead of the opening race in Bahrain on March 5.