The Haas Formula 1 team has become the first to reveal images of its 2019 car, and unveiled a new black-and-gold livery to reflect its new title sponsor.
Haas has been formally renamed the Rich Energy Haas F1 team for this season in deference to the British-based energy drink company it struck a deal with late last year.
The team unveiled its new livery at a launch event in London on Thursday, using a 2018 show car, but released the first pictures of its new VF-19 online at the same time.
Its first trio of F1 cars had liveries that stuck to the colours of owner Gene Haas's company Haas Automation, with tweaked levels of black, grey and red on each one.
However, the VF-18 is a complete departure from that, mostly black with gold Rich Energy logos on the front wing, nose and engine cover to embrace its sponsor's black-and-gold colour scheme.
It also features the now-familiar elongated 'U' colouring on the nose in gold, while the Haas name adorns the sidepods and rear wing in white.
Intricate details of the car are hard to determine because of the mostly-black livery and the dark background in the images.
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