Haas has unveiled its new car ahead of the upcoming F1 season, becoming the first team to give a taste of its new racing car.
The American interest group finished last in the constructors' standings last year and hopes the new VF-24 can help turn its fortunes around after a winter of change. Guenther Steiner has been replaced as team leader by Ayao Komatsu, while of course the experienced pair of drivers Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg will continue to provide stability.
Ayao Komatsu has been nominated as the new head of the team, as he will bring extensive engineering knowledge to the role. Komatsu was born on January 28, 1976 in Japan, but moved to Europe in 1995 to study in the UK. He has been active in F1 since 2003, working in various roles across the grid en route to taking over as team principal.
Pietro Fittipaldi and Oliver Bearman have been named as Haas reserve drivers for the upcoming F1 season, providing support to regular drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen. Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time world champion Emerson, has represented Haas since 2018, initially performing testing duties before moving up to the reserve.