Haas F1 team celebrate “a major landmark” as the VF-23 chassis and nose pass FIA mandated tests for homologation


Haas F1 team celebrate “a major landmark” as the VF-23 chassis and nose pass FIA mandated tests for homologation

The Haas VF-23 chassis and nose pass the FIA tests for homologation

The Haas F1 team had a decent 2022 season. The sport’s only American team had faced a couple of rough years over financial struggles but finally, the team has recovered from tough times. Haas managed to finish P8 in the constructor’s championship this year, a better result compared to the last position secured by the team in 2021. The team also managed to clinch the first pole position in its history, achieved by Kevin Magnussen at the 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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As the development for the 2023 season goes on in full swing, the team updated its fans regarding the VF-23. Haas’s Twitter account tweeted the news of the VF-23 chassis and nose passing the FIA-mandated safety tests and now officially homologated to race in F1. The team said, “The chassis and nose for the VF-23 have passed their FIA tests and are officially homologated – a significant landmark in the development of our 2023 car,” mentioning this approval as a big step in the car’s progress.”

Nico Hulkenberg was signed by Team Principal Gunther Steiner as a replacement for Mick Schumacher

Homologation is mandatory in Formula 1, with safety being the utmost priority. This test ensures that the car meets the extensive safety guidelines laid down by the sport’s governing body. It marks a sign of the intensive work done by the American team and Haas will not have to undertake any major changes to the chassis. The team can now focus on making the car as fast as it can for the season opener in Bahrain.

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Haas set to re-establish itself as a strong midfielder in 2023

Kevin Magnussen has provided some solid performances after being called up to rejoin Haas

2022 acted as a reset for the American team, with a car finally capable of scoring points on a good day. Kevin Magnussen got some memorable results in his return to the sport, including the maiden pole position at Interlagos as well as the P5 finish in Bahrain.

Magnussen will be joined by a returning Nico Hulkenberg for next year, the two have been content with the idea of working together despite their history. Team boss Gunther Steiner is optimistic about Haas’s chances as the team finally builds upon a not-so-bad season in the sport, with a significant boost of morale.

Thus this homologation acts as a catalyst for Steiner’s team, which has spent weeks working on improving the VF-23. As the team sets its sights on fighting at the top of the midfield next year, an ambitious target, they would be willing to put in everything, albeit trying to prevent the numerous incidents which took place this season. We hope that this privateer team can once again score points consistently with its new driver lineup and can prove to the world that even with a smaller budget and workforce, an F1 team can cause major upsets to the big guns.

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