user icon

Haas announces week one pre-season testing line-up

  • Published on 07 Feb 2020 09:06
  • comments 0
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Following the launch of their 2020 car on Thursday, the VF-20, Haas has also confirmed who will pilot the car during the opening week of pre-season testing.

Both Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean, who form Haas' line-up for a fourth consecutive season, will share driving duties during the first three days of running. 

Winter testing has been cut back to six days in 2020, compared to eight from 2019. For the first week at the Circuit de Catalunya, Magnussen will debut the car on Wednesday, February 19th.

The following day will see Romain Grosjean climb behind the wheel of the car, before both drivers share duties on the final day of the first test.

 

Team
 
February 19th
 
February 20th
 
February 21st
 
Mercedes
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
Ferrari
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
Red Bull Racing
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
McLaren
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
Renault
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
Toro Rosso
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
Racing point
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
Alfa Romeo
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
TBA
 
Haas F1
 
Magnussen Grosjean Magnussen
Grosjean

Williams
 

TBA
 

TBA
 

TBA
 


'Haas has to do better in 2020'

Haas endured a difficult 2019 campaign, as it struggled during the races to keep up with its rivals.

Team principal Guenther Steiner says the American outfit must make gains on where it failed to prevail last year.

“It’s always exciting to see the development of a new Formula One car and undoubtedly the VF-20 has to deliver where our previous car didn’t," Steiner said.

"With the regulations remaining stable into this season, it’s allowed us to improve our understanding of the car and to scrutinize ourselves more in order to find solutions and applications to channel into the design of the VF-20.

"Last year was definitely a set-back, one I would never have asked for, but you learn from such situations – we all have. Everybody at the team was forced to look at themselves and understand what they can do better.

"I’m looking forward to seeing the VF-20 make its track debut. As always in testing, you want many things, but lots of mileage, reliability and speed would be welcomed as we ready ourselves for the first race in Australia.”

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country FR
  • Date of b. Apr 17 1986 (36)
  • Place of b. Geneve, FR
  • Weight 71 kg
  • Length 1.8 m
Show full profile

Team profile

  • comments 64,394 comments on Haas
  • star 14 members have this team as their favourite
  • vote Tweets about Haas
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Bahrain
18 - Mar 20
Bahrain
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia
8 - Apr 10
Australia
22 - Apr 24
Italy
6 - May 8
United States of America
20 - May 22
Spain
27 - May 29
Monaco
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan
17 - Jun 19
Canada
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom
8 - Jul 10
Austria
22 - Jul 24
France
29 - Jul 31
Hungary
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
18 - Mar 20
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
8 - Apr 10
Australia Albert Park
22 - Apr 24
6 - May 8
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
20 - May 22
27 - May 29
Monaco Monte Carlo
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
17 - Jun 19
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom Silverstone
8 - Jul 10
Austria Red Bull Ring
22 - Jul 24
France Paul Ricard
29 - Jul 31
Hungary Hungaroring
See full schedule
show sidebar