Gene Haas F1 Application Accepted

Chris Jenkins

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

Chris Jenkins

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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?
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

Rob

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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?

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.
 

Chris Jenkins

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

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

Rob

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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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