The Haas F1 Team announced on Thursday that they have entered into a mutli-year partnership with fertilizer manufacturer Uralkali and which will see the outfit renamed Uralkali Haas F1 Team as the outfit revealed images of their 2021 car, the VF-21 that will be driven by their drivers, Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher.
Speaking about the news, owner and chairman of the Uralkali Haas F1 Team, Gene Haas said:
“I’m very pleased to welcome Uralkali to Formula 1 as title partner to Haas F1 Team,” said Gene Haas,
chairman of Uralkali Haas F1 Team. “We look forward to representing their brand throughout the season. It’s
an exciting time for the team with Uralkali coming onboard and having Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher
driving for us. It’s definitely a case of all change but I’m hoping that we get back to being in the mix for scoring some points at these races. It’s been a tough couple of seasons, but we’ve also got our eye on the bigger picture, in particular 2022 and the implementation of the new regulations.”
Uralkali Haa F1 Team Principal Gunther Steiner commented saying:
“I happily echo Mr. Haas’s comments, we are pleased to be partnered by Uralkali this season and beyond. “We approach a new season with a new title partner and two new drivers, it’s going to be an exciting year head – hopefully exciting only in a good way though. We face a year of learning with the drivers while technically we look ahead to the future. It’s no secret that the VF-21 will not be developed as we focus our energies now on the 2022 car and, what we hope, will be a more level-playing field. We all know roughly where we expect to be this season in terms of the competition, but we must ensure we’re there to capitalize on opportunities when they present themselves. But first we have to get the guys dialed in at testing. Time behind the wheel is short – so it’ll be a steep curve, but I’m personally looking forward to seeing their development as drivers and as team members within Uralkali Haas F1 Team.”