Want to know what a 2018 F1 car will look like? Then look no further. Haas have become the first team to release images of their latest challenger, with digital renderings of the VF-18 showing just how different this season’s machines will look compared to their predecessors. Described as an evolution of the team’s second car, the VF-17, which carried the American team to eighth in the constructors’ standings last year, the most obvious visible differences to the VF-18 are the addition of the halo cockpit safety device and the removal of the sharkfin engine cover and T-wing – which have both been outlawed this year.
As with previous machines, the VF-18 relies heavily on technology from Ferrari, including power unit and transmission. As such Gene Haas, the American squad’s founder and chairman, says the Italian team will be the benchmark for performance in 2018. The VF-18, which retains the grey, red and black livery of 2017, albeit in a revised guise, will hit the track for the first time at the opening pre-season test of the year in Barcelona, beginning February 26.
Source: Fromula 1