The VF-21 Haas with which Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, both absolute rookies in the circus, will race in F1 this year has a livery with the colors red white and blue.
The single-seater was presented today and will make its track debut on March 12th, on the occasion of the tests on the Bahrain circuit, the same where the 2021 World Championship kicks off on March 28th.
Haas, an American team with Ferrari engines, will be sponsored by Uralkali, a Russian fertilizer company, which will also enter the name of the team, which will then be called Uralkali Haas.
Incidentally, the Uralkali is owned by the father of the Mazepin driver and the colors of the car recall those of the Russian flag.
Nine years after the last presence in F1 of a Schumacher, the very young Mick, fresh from the world title won in F2, is about to follow in his father's footsteps. "I am very pleased to welcome Uralkali to Formula 1 as a partner for the Haas F1 team title," said Gene Haas, team president. "We look forward to representing their brand throughout the season. It is an exciting time for the team with Uralkali coming aboard and seeing Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher driving for us. It is definitely a case of change, but I hope that we will return to being able to score points in these races. It has been a difficult couple of seasons, but we have also kept an eye on the bigger picture, especially 2022 and the implementation of the new regulations. "