Haas F1 Team

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This article is about the Formula One team that will enter the championship in the 2016 season. For the team that competed in the 1985 and 1986 seasons, see Haas Lola.
United States Haas-Ferrari
Haas F1 Team logo.svg
Full name Haas F1 Team[1]
Base Kannapolis, North Carolina,
United States (Main)[2]
Banbury, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom (European)
Team principal(s) Günther Steiner[3]
Founder(s) Gene Haas[3]
Website www.haasf1team.com
Formula One World Championship career
Debut 2016 Formula One season

Haas F1 Team[1] (previously known as Haas Formula and Haas Racing Developments)[3][4][5][6] is a Formula One racing team established by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owner Gene Haas in April 2014. The team originally intended to make its début at the start of the 2015 season,[5][7] but later elected to postpone their entry until the 2016 season.[8]

The team will be headquartered in Kannapolis, North Carolina, 50 km (31 mi) from Charlotte,[2] alongside sister team and NASCAR Sprint Cup entrant Stewart-Haas Racing, but the two teams will be treated as separate bodies for legal reasons. The team also established a second forward base in Banbury in Oxfordshire for the purpose of turning cars around between races during the European season.[3]

Haas have approached Italian manufacturer Dallara to design and build their chassis, with a power unit supplied by Ferrari.[3][9] Former Jaguar and Red Bull Racing technical director Günther Steiner will be the team principal.[3]

In January 2015, American GP2 driver Alexander Rossi was in negotiations to join the team.[10] The team will announce its 2016 driver line-up by September.

History[edit]

The team is the first American constructor to submit an entry since the failed US F1 project in 2010,[11] and will be the first American team to compete since the unrelated Haas Lola outfit raced in the 1985 and 1986 seasons. The Haas Lola team was owned by former McLaren boss Teddy Mayer and Carl Haas, who is of no relation to Gene Haas.

Following the collapse of Marussia F1 during the 2014 season and the auctioning of their assets, Haas purchased the team's Banbury headquarters to serve as a forward base for their operations.[12]

Unrestricted by testing regulations until the season the team enters the sport, Haas plans on shaking its new car down in December 2015 ahead of the start of pre-season testing the following year.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Noble, Jonathan (2 September 2014). "Gene Haas changes the name of his new Formula 1 team". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Doolittle, Dave (13 April 2014). "Kurt Busch: NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas 'serious' about F1 team". Austin American-Statesman (Cox Enterprises). Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Anderson, Ben (14 April 2014). "Gene Haas eyes Dallara chassis tie-up for F1 entry". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publication). Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Gluck, Jeff (14 April 2014). "Gene Haas: No reason U.S.-based Formula One team can't succeed". USA Today Sports (Gannett Company). Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "FIA WMSC statement, Marrakech, 11 April 2014". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Rencken, Dieter; Noble, Jonathan (16 January 2014). "NASCAR team boss Gene Haas plans new Formula 1 squad for 2015". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Noble, Jonathan (6 April 2014). "Formula 1 could have two new teams in 2015 - Bernie Ecclestone". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 7 April 2014. They will be accepted," he said about the Haas entry. "We have also accepted another team as well. 
  8. ^ "Haas confirms debut will be in 2016". ESPN. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ferrari power unit for Haas F1 Team". Ferrari (Ferrari). 3 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "California driver Alexander Rossi ‘really interested’ in racing F1 for Gene Haas". January 17, 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ Beer, Matt (24 June 2010). "FIA fines and disqualifies US F1". Autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Haas F1 on schedule for 2016 debut after key acquisitions". BBC. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Medland, Chris (3 February 2015). "Haas plans December shakedown". F1i. Chris Medland. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 

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