Romain Grosjean will be the first driver to sample the new Haas VF-18 Formula 1 car in pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya next week following the team's confirmation of its run plans.

Haas was the first F1 team to unveil its 2018 car when it released images of the VF-18 online on February 14, and has today been conducting a filming day in Barcelona as part of its preparations.

The team confirmed in a press release on Friday that Grosjean and Magnussen would alternate test days throughout the winter programme in Barcelona, with Grosjean getting the first extended run in the new car on Monday.

"The expectation is always the same: we want to run as much as possible and to learn as much as possible," Haas team principal Günther Steiner said of pre-season testing.

"We’ve now got more people working back at the factory that can analyze data. Before, this was an area where we were perhaps a little weak.

"We’re growing. We’re always getting better, and to get better you need time. With having more people, we can do more to get prepared for the first race."

Haas F1 Team - Pre-Season Testing Programme

February 26 - Romain Grosjean
February 27 - Kevin Magnussen
February 28 - Romain Grosjean
March 1 - Kevin Magnussen

March 6 - Kevin Magnussen
March 7 - Romain Grosjean
March 8 - Kevin Magnussen
March 9 - Romain Grosjean


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