(© Ben Johnston 2015)
New Formula One team owner Gene Haas has stated that he has no regrets about entering Formula One with his new Haas F1 Team.
The American outfit who have their headquarters in Charlotte North Carolina as well as a base in Banbury Oxfordshire has a logistical challenge in getting their cars and team personnel to each race however Haas believes that is achievable and he knows that he can get his crew to the hotels and they can run the cars at the circuit and that the pit equipment shows up at the same time.
Haas has also revealed that the team have no plans to run at the back of the grid and that he is hopeful that given how competitive Ferrari have been so far this season that will help his team in 2016 as Haas F1 will have a supply of Ferrari power units.
Haas who runs an extremely successful NASCAR team with Tony Stewart went on to say that the F1 team are learning one step at a time as they been running various ideas in the wind-tunnel and through CFD simulations. Haas revealed that the design and build stage of the car is on schedule and the team hope to have all the data they need from Ferrari by mid-August/September.
The team will produce whatever they can themselves and that they already have suppliers in place who will be able to help them with that.
© Ben Johnston 2015