The VF-17 is the team’s second F1 car, following the VF-16 that powered the team to an eighth-place finish in the 2016 constructor standings. The car was again build in cooperation with Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara. The car was driven by Romain Grosjean and former Renault driver Kevin Magnussen, who replaced Esteban Gutiérrez at the end of the 2016 season. The VF-17 was a solid improvement on the VF-16. The team usually scored a few points at each race, with highlights at Monaco and Japan where both cars finished in the points. Haas ended the season with 47 points, compared to 29 the year before, but still 8th in the championship. Grosjean scored 28 points and was 13th in the final drivers’ standings. Magnussen was one position behind with 19 points.
|Kevin Magnussen||20||Haas F1 Team|