Haas has published renders of the VF-20, its 2020 Formula 1 challenger, as it bids to climb back up the pecking order after a difficult season.
Haas has reverted to its traditional predominantly grey livery off the back of its short-lived title sponsorship in 2019, ending its spell in black and gold.
Haas slumped to the rear of the midfield in 2019 amid development issues – failing to recognise an update package was a step backwards – and struggles with Pirelli’s capricious tyres in race trim.
The squad returned just 28 points, its lowest tally, reaching the top 10 just once after the summer break, as it finished a distant ninth in the Constructors’ Championship.
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will again form the team’s driver line-up.
Grosjean joined Haas upon its inception into Formula 1 in 2016 but endured his worst season in the sport last year, amassing only eight points en route to 18th in the standings.
Magnussen, who joined Haas in 2017, fared slightly better, reaching 16th in the final classification.
“It’s always exciting to see the development of a new Formula 1 car and undoubtedly the VF-20 has to deliver where our previous car didn’t,” said boss Guenther Steiner.
“With the regulations remaining stable into this season, it’s allowed us to improve our understanding of the car and to scrutinise ourselves more in order to find solutions and applications to channel into the design of the VF-20.
“Last year was definitely a set-back, one I would never have asked for, but you learn from such situations – we all have.
“Everybody at the team was forced to look at themselves and understand what they can do better. I’m looking forward to seeing the VF-20 make its track debut.
“As always in testing, you want many things, but lots of mileage, reliability and speed would be welcomed as we ready ourselves for the first race in Australia.2
The VF-20 will be formally unveiled in the pit lane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 19.