The Haas F1 Team will unveil their first Grand Prix car on Sunday 21 February, the day before winter testing gets underway at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya.
Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner commented by saying:
We will start to produce a car in mid-January, we will do the crash test at the beginning of January and then we will start to put one together.
With 10 weeks to go until the start of winter testing, Steiner revealed that the team haven’t had time to decide on who will be their test and reserve driver.
Steiner also confirmed that the team are yet to decide on the colour scheme for the car despite reports that the American outfit were going to compete with a yellow paint scheme. Steiner revealed that the final decision rests with team Chairman Gene Haas.
Steiner also revealed that the team will receive their first supply of Ferrari power units in early February.
Steiner revealed that the team have roughly 150 employees over three bases in Italy, the UK and the USA. He also stated that at this point in time they have no intention to bring in top personnel like Adrian Newey as he understands that no one was available.
The Haas F1 Team have signed former Lotus F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean and former Ferrari test driver Esteban Gutierrez as their race drivers for the 2016 season.