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Gene Haas F1 Application Accepted

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Alexandre Rideaux, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Great news but I fear they'll be another back marker Caterham/Marussia outfit :(
     
  2. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Just read that that they're looking to buy everything in.
    Dallara building the chassis and forming technological partners to supply other parts.

    Anyone else smell another HRT?
     
  3. Word is, back burn till 2016?

    Haha
     
  4. They might be as slow and unreliable as HRT the first couple of years, but Haas definitely has the money to stay in if things don't start off too well.
     
  5. I think in the long term they'll do pretty well, its not like Haas doesn't know how to run an efficient team. My worry is that the learning curve will likely be pretty steep. If they do do badly in the first year or so will sponsors jump ship? If that happens i don't know if Haas has the financial capability to fund a NASCAR team and an F1 team, but hey we'll see.
     
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  6. Rob

    Rob
    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    Well, so does everyone else practically. What part on the Red Bull for the last 7 years was made by the Energy Drink Company?

    Haas is a multi-billionaire. He could probably swallow up Ferrari if it were a publicly traded American company. And therein lies the rub...incest.

    The only thing that can stop him, long term, is bias, prejudice, and downright disdain from Europe and the FIA. Wouldn't be the first time. I love F1, but they can be elitists at times.
     
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  7. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    Having been to their factory on numerous occasions, I'd say about 80% of the car is made in-house.
     
  8. Haha
     
  9. Rob

    Rob
    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    lol
     
  10. Rob

    Rob
    XBO: OctoberDusk06 Premium Member

    Red Bull actually comes to Charlotte to rent the wind tunnel. It's one of the most if not THE most advanced in the world.

    Try to separate the stereotype of NASCAR and many very very rich and racing savy people in NASCAR. They do exist. And anyone can be bought for the right price.
     
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