Many cars often draw contrasting opinions on vehicle launches, but the overwhelming consensus for team Haas is positive, as they look to begin the 2019 season as well as their livery has.
Team principal Gunther Steiner said: "I am pretty confident we have a pretty solid auto".
"We're looking forward to taking on Red Bull - both on and off the track", said William Storey. "We're still at an early stage on the simulator but I can't really tell you exactly what it's going to be like".
The American-owned outfit have signed a deal with British-based Rich Energy, an energy drink start-up depicted by entrepreneur frontman William Storey as a "David ready to take on the Goliath of the industry".
The Lotus comparisons may have been swift and justified, but nothing can deny the sheer beauty that Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will be sporting this calendar year, in just the team's fourth F1 season. We're pleased to see their colours on the VF-19, we welcome them as they join our valued partner group in utilising Formula One as a global marketing platform. But I can see how we are growing as a team and we are gaining more and more experience, [and] we're learning with that experience that we're gaining, also, to make use of that experience.
The Dane's team-mate Romain Grosjean added: "Last year was a big step for us".
In Singapore previous year, Magnussen took the team's first fastest lap.
"We'll see about McLaren and Williams, two very big teams who haven't been performing to their level the last few years. We want to get better".
Why Haas for Rich Energy?
Rich Energy CEO William Storey described the team's vehicle as "beautiful" and said he believes sponsoring an F1 team will provide great exposure for his brand. By every metric, they were vastly superior.
"They've got the best business model in the sport, they are uniquely positioned to exploit regulation changes". "I felt that as a business, they were living off past glories and didn't run a very good business".
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