Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Haas seeking technical tie in with existing team


Gene Haas has revealed that Haas Formula are seeking technical partnership with an existing team. The outfit's initial plan was for Dallara to build the chassis for the new team however with the regulations due to be relaxed from next season and this is something that the American hopes will help the team as they develop their strategy for 2016.

Speaking to Autosport Haaas said:

'We are trying to nail down a technology partner,  He continued by saying:

'We've spent a lot of time with Ferrari, and talked a little bit with Mercedes. Engine supplier is only half the equation here, and we're still working on that.'

The new regulations mean that Haas will be in a position to build their own car has they will be able to purchase parts from other teams. 

Team boss Guenther Steiner said that with the extra time that the has they will be in a position to build their own chassis and that they purchase parts like the suspension from their technical partner. It is believed that Gene Haas is in advanced talks with Ferrari over an engine deal but that no agreement has been reached yet but it is also thought that the team are also in talks with Mercedes.

Haas revealed that although the team have an extra year to prepare for their entry into Formula One with so much to do that will go very quickly and the team are looking for a partner that they start working with straight away.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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