The VF-16

Haas F1 Team's First Racecar

The origin of naming the car “VF-16” goes back to the first CNC machine manufactured by Haas Automation, the VF-1, launched in 1988. The “V” stands for vertical, which is an industry standard designation for a vertical mill. Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, added “F1” to the name to unofficially designate it as the company’s “Very First One”.

The dark gray, light gray and red-toned livery of the VF-16 was derived from the scheme of Haas Automation’s complete line of vertical and horizontal machining centers, turning centers and rotary tables and indexers. Approximately 1,300 employees encompass Haas Automation, with the Oxnard, California-based company exporting its machines to more than 60 countries. The VF-16 showcases Haas Automation’s commitment to technology and innovation to a passionate, global audience.

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Technical Specifications

  • VF-16

Engine

Ferrari 061, a turbocharged 1.6 liter V-6 capable of 15,000 rpm

Chassis Material

Carbon-fiber and honeycomb composite structure

Bodywork Material

Carbon-fiber 

Front and Rear Suspension

Independent suspension, push-rod activated torsion springs front and rear

Dampers

ZF Sachs

Steering

Ferrari

Transmission

Ferrari servo-controlled hydraulic limited-slip differential with semi-automatic sequential and electronically-controlled gearbox, quick shift (eight gears, plus reverse)

Clutch

AP Racing

Brake System

Brembo carbon-fiber disc brakes, Brembo pads and Brembo six-piston calipers

Cockpit Instrumentation

Ferrari

Seatbelts

Sabelt

Steering Wheel

Ferrari

Driver's Seat

Carbon-fiber construction, molded to driver’s contours

Wheels

OZ Racing

Tires

Pirelli P ZERO

Fuel Cell

ATL

Fuel and Lubricants Provider

Shell

Overall Width

1,800 mm 

Weight

702 kg (including driver)