For my next trick, I will pull the Haas VF-16 pixel out of my files and place it in this here blog!
Black Outline Version
The Haas VF-16 is the product from the newest Formula 1 team to enter the sport. The team is headed up by Gene Haas, of Haas Automation fame, a company that designs and develops CNC machines. In order to promote his CNC machines and company, Gene decided to enter into Formula 1 with a new team.
As they are a new team, there is not a lot of history of Haas in Formula 1. Haas’ racing experience comes from his NASCAR experience, where he started Haas CNC Racing in 2002, which eventually became Stewart-Haas Racing.
The car was developed throughout 2015, utilising former Marussia facilities in England as a European base. Haas also has a close collaboration with the Ferrari F1 team, and have utilised a number of Ferrari components that are in line with the allowable parts contained within the technical regulations. The car uses a 2016 Ferrari power plant for 2016, and the car is driven by former Renault and Lotus F1 driver Romain Grosjean, and former Sauber and Ferrari reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez.
The car itself is quite simple in colour and logos; currently only Haas, Richard Mille (watches) and Alpinestar (apparel) appear on the car. Haas has stated that sponsorship is not a problem for the team at the moment, possibly concentrating on establishing the car and team or the future.The colour scheme was tweaked after the early season testing, with the current white (or very light grey) originally being a darker grey.
I quite liked developing this car in pixels given the simplicity and ease of development. I think the car looks great, the livery is a bit understated, and it is always nice to have a bit more brighter grid!
Here is the completed gang so far:
Last time I think I mentioned that I was going to do some other stuff away from the Formula 1 pixels, and I think I might take this time to do that. I have some ideas on some Disneyland related stuff, but I will likely have 10 more ideas between now and next week anyway, so who knows?