The Haas F1 team has taken to Twitter today to inform fans of its highly-anticipated car launch date.
The US-based team will allow fans and spectators to cast their eyes on this year’s machinery on March 4, 2021.
Due to the ongoing impacts and restrictions around Covid-19, the launch will be broadcast as a digital event, similar to the other 9 teams on the grid this season.
The VF-21 will be piloted by two newcomers this season; Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.
Controversy continues to surround the team, after an infamous video was posted by Mazepin on Instagram that sparked outrage among F1 fans across the globe.
The team has been relatively sparse with their content involving the Russian racing driver, however, the team released a statement once again this week around the subject.
Guenther Steiner said the reaction on social media remains strong as the season starts, and that this reflects what the team has chosen to publish.
He said he believes the young driver has learned from his stint in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and while speaking to RACER, Steiner said; “He took immediate responsibility for his actions. He apologized.
“He’s learned from this experience. He’s undoubtedly been chastened by it.
“And he’ll apply that moving forward in his Formula 1 career. The response on social media towards him is still strong. We’re naturally aware of that via our team posts.
“While respecting that people are entitled to voice their opinions, no matter how vigorous, as a team, we feel we have provided Nikita with the best environment to learn from this.”
Schumacher and Mazepin will take to the track in Bahrain for the season opener on March 28.