After an impressive start to their maiden Formula 1 season, Haas are building on their early success by running a new rear wing at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

The American outfit is currently fifth in the constructors’ championship ahead of Toro Rosso and McLaren, and will join the rest of the teams introducing upgrades at the beginning of the European season.

“”It will provide us with a little bit more downforce. For Spain and Monte Carlo we need a little bit more rear downforce,” team principal Gunther Steiner said.

“It’s just to adapt to the track layouts which are coming in the near future.”

Last round in Russia, Haas debuted a new front wing which proved to be a success from both sides of the garage.

“Both drivers liked it better,” Steiner said.

“Maybe it wasn’t the ideal circuit to test it, but it is what we wanted, and the wing was OK. There was no overall gain in terms of load. It wasn’t three or four points more. It was about driveability.

“That is very subjective for drivers, but they thought it more stable, that there was a gain around the corners.”

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