Haas F1 Team
|Full name||Haas F1 Team|
|Base||Kannapolis, North Carolina,
United States (Main)
United Kingdom (European)
|Team principal(s)||Günther Steiner|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Debut||2016 Formula One season|
Haas F1 Team (previously known as Haas Formula and Haas Racing Developments) 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, but later elected to postpone their entry until the 2016 season.
The team will be headquartered in Kannapolis, North Carolina, 50 km (31 mi) from Charlotte, 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.
Haas have approached Italian manufacturer Dallara to design and build their chassis, with a power unit supplied by Ferrari. Former Jaguar and Red Bull Racing technical director Günther Steiner will be the team principal.
The team is the first American constructor to submit an entry since the failed US F1 project in 2010, 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.
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.
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They will be accepted," he said about the Haas entry. "We have also accepted another team as well.
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