Haas took care not to reveal too many details with the first images of the new VF-18 it revealed earlier today. However a few clear differences between it and last year’s car stand out.
Take a closer look at the two with these interactive images.
Use the slider below to transition between images of Haas’s new 2018 VF-18 and last year’s VF-16. Note some images may have been altered for ease of comparison and should not be used as a reference for measurements.
A much more intricate and sophisticated front wing is the most striking change at the front of the new VF-18. Further back the Halo – mandatory 2018 – will be the most obvious change on all of the new cars which appear this year.
The influence of Haas’s technology sharing arrangement with Ferrari can be seen easily in the side view. Ferrari stole a march on its rivals last year with a pioneering sidepod design which is clearly reflected in the new Haas.
As Haas will continue to use the current Ferrari power unit the design of the rear end of the car may give some indication about how the 2018 Ferrari will look. However the factory team will have greater opportunity to package the engine and hybrid elements more effectively.
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