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2018 Haas F1 car launch: Ferrari powered VF18 officially unveiled

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Haas F1 revealed 2018 F1 car in Barcelona pitlane before test

2018 Haas Formula 1 car launched, the Ferrari powered VF18 officially revealed at Barcelona pit-lane ahead of first pre-season testing.

The VF-18 is an evolution of the team’s second car, the VF-17, which carried Haas F1 Team to an eighth-place finish in the 2017 constructors standings. Forty-seven points were scored by the VF-17 during Haas F1 Team’s sophomore season, 18 points more than the total earned in the organization’s debut season in 2016.

Incorporating “VF” into the name of the car is a nod to the history of Haas Automation, the team’s title sponsor. The first CNC machine manufactured by Haas Automation was the VF-1 in 1988. The “V” stands for vertical, which is an industry standard designation for a vertical mill. Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, added “F1” to the name to unofficially designate it as the company’s “Very First One”

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