Haas become the first team to reveal images of the 2022 car ahead of physical reveal at first pre-season test; Team stick to white-based livery from last year but big changes to car clear to see; New rules focused on improving racing with overhauled aerodynamics
By Matt Morlidge
Last Updated: 04/02/22 6:01pm
Haas have provided a first look at the all-new Formula 1 cars by unveiling their livery for the 2022 season, as the sport prepares for a shake-up amid the dramatic regulation changes.
The new F1 rules – introduced to help closer, more competitive and exciting racing – have been described as the biggest technical overhaul in 40 years, and Haas became the first team to release images of a 2022 design on Friday.
While not a physical reveal, with the American team’s challenger expected to look different when it hits the track, the renders do highlight the aesthetic changes and the overhauled aerodynamics, with a new floor, wings and 18-inch tyres the big changes.
Haas are set for an official unveiling of their car before the first morning of pre-season testing, just as they have done since joining the grid in 2016.
They have an unchanged driver line-up for this year, retaining Mick Schumacher – son of F1 legend Michael – and Nikita Mazepin, who joined the team as rookies last season.
Haas kick off F1 launches with ‘dramatically different’ look
The new rules offer all teams a clean slate to redesign their cars and reshape their fortunes, and Haas in particular will be looking to take advantage of that opportunity.
The team suffered their worst F1 season last year, finishing 10th and last in the standings and failing to score a single point in a car that was barely upgraded from 2020.
Haas have, however, been openly