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Haas announces launch date for VF17

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Haas will launch its 2017 Formula One car -- the VF17 -- on Sunday, February 26.

It will be the team's second F1 car after it made its debut in the championship with the VF16 last year. The launch date means it will be unveiled on the eve of pre-season testing, which is due to start on the morning of February 27 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.

As with the VF16, the chassis will be manufactured by Dallara and powered by a Ferrari drivetrain. As part of Haas' technical partnership with Maranello, the VF17 will also share as many common components with the 2017 Ferrari as is allowed under the regulations.

The VF17 will carry the hopes of drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen this year as the team aims to establish itself firmly in the midfield.

The team announced the launch date via Twitter but did not provide any further details.

A full list of the confirmed car launch dates can be found here.