Haas brings F1 car launch forward to 2/21, 9am ET

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The Haas Formula 1 Team has brought the launch of its first car forward to Sunday 21 February at 9am ET.

NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas has established F1’s first American team in over 30 years ahead of the 2016 season, having spent much of the past two years planning its arrival on the grid.

The new car had been due to be presented to the world for the first time on Monday morning ahead of the first pre-season test in Barcelona, with a photo call set for 7:50am in Spain.

However, the car will now be revealed a day earlier than planned, with a new launch time set of Sunday at 9am ET.

The team has already set up shop in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya paddock, featuring motorhomes similar to that of technical partner Ferrari.

The new car will be debuted by Romain Grosjean on-track in Barcelona on Monday, with testing due to begin at 9am local time (3am ET).