The newly renamed Rich Energy Haas F1 team showed the new livery on their 2019 challenger. Nobody can deny the appeal of black and gold. The look just ‘works’. It’s elegant and refined. But it’s just not original. For younger race fans, the Haas will remind them of Kimi Raikkonen’s 2012 Lotus.

To the older generation, the Haas bears a strong resemblance to the Lotus 72 ‘John Player Special.

Derivative or a rip-off…call it whatever you want. But everyone should be thankful that Haas didn’t use the same creative geniuses at Go Fas Racing who came up with this nightmare for this year’s Daytona 500 car.

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