Haas’ long-awaited Hungary F1 upgrades revealed

Haas has arrived at the Hungaroring this weekend with its first major upgrades of the year, which have now been publicly unveiled.

The US-owned team opted to wait further into the season before bringing its new parts to the car, which at times has performed respectfully in the field.

The upgrades were originally intended to be introduced at the French Grand Prix last week, but delays meant that Haas was forced to postpone their debut until Hungary.

Due to a lack of spare parts, only Kevin Magnussen will run the new components, as he is placed higher than Mick Schumacher in the Drivers’ Championship.

A number of upgrades have been delivered to the floor, with the body of the element and the diffuser changing substantially. As well as that, all floor fences have been optimised in curvature and orientation to improve airflow.

Haas says that it has made detailed geometric changes to the floor edge, which is “broadly similar to our existing solution”.

The coke and engine cover has changed with “great diffusion on the top deck”, as well as a ”smoother transition between the pod front and coke sidewall”. An additional cooling exit around the rear suspension legs has also been installed.

New cooling louvres exist as a result of the new coke shape, which the team says will “cover the cooling range required for the remainder of the season”.

The rear suspension legs have been completely revised, and the rear brake has been redesigned at the leading edge lip, while the winglets have been changed in terms of profile/camber.

Haas currently sits seventh in the Constructors’ Championship, and scored its best result of the year at the season-opening event in Bahrain.

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