The American Haas team has encountered logistical problems that could see them miss at least the first day of testing in Bahrain this week. The team has been grappling with difficult decisions over the past few days regarding Russian sponsor Uralkali and their driver Nikita Mazepin after Russia invaded Ukraine. First, due to pressure from other sponsors and the public, the sponsor was fired, and then Mazepin, who was guaranteed a seat in the team by Uralkali. For example, at the first tests in Barcelona, they struggled with problems with the racing car, and now, while they are looking for a new racing driver to replace Mazepin, they are also solving logistical problems with the transport of cargo to Bahrain. The plane that was supposed to transport the team's equipment from London encountered technical problems, so it could happen that Haas mechanics in
Has the saga unfolding around Russian racer Nikita Mazepin finally got its epilogue? Recall, Mazepin recently posted a video on his Instagram profile in which he groped Venezuelan model Andrea D'lVal. The event sparked a wave of outrage in the racing paddock, especially in his new team, which distanced itself from the event. There were also hints that the action of the Russian racer should cost even a seat in Formula 1. That this could really happen can be indicated by the fact that Mazzepin changed his description of his Twitter profile - instead of HaasF1 driver to Racing driver. On the other hand, currently their test racer Pietro Fittipaldi has added a HaasF1 driver to the description on his Twitter profile. We are still waiting for official confirmation, but it may well be that nes
Although the official presentation of the Haas car is announced for tomorrow, photographers already caught the VF17 on the track today while filming promotional material.
Haas owner Gene Haas and his team would like to get Americans interested in Formula 1. “We hope that many Americans who are interested in Formula 1 are behind us. Our purpose is, among other things, to bring Formula 1 closer to the Americans, "he emphasized in a conversation with journalists during the tests in Barcelona. “Only two apply to American fans. If you are bad, they quickly forget you. However, if you are combative and can keep up with others, or even beat them, then they are with you and encouraging you. The greater the incentive, the greater the number of spectators, "Haas continued. Haas, who earned his fortune by making working machines, also outlined the goals of his team. "If we settle in the middle and have a powerful enough car, we can count on eighth or ninth place," said the optimistic Haas, who
Next week, the first tests of this year are scheduled to take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. All eleven teams will take part, all of them except Sauber with the 2016 season car. The newly joined Haas team will experience the first kilometers on the track, and their priority in those days will be, as expected, lap laps and not lap times. They will present their race car on Monday morning, an hour before the start of testing, in Boxing Street. Later, however, Romain Grosjean will have the honor of being the first to run down the track. The names of the new car have not yet been announced, but it will be powered by a Ferrari power unit. The Frenchman as one of the racers said of the expectations: "The first thing that will be important to us is that the car will run and work well. I hope we can pick up nice lengths
The new team in the Formula 1 Haas caravan has clear goals for the new season. "We hope to create a position somewhere in the final part of the teams from the middle," explained Guenther Steiner in an interview for one of the Internet sites that follow the events in Formula 1. "Our biggest challenge is to become a compact team," he added. stressed when talking about the system of stops in the pits. For the team owned by Gene Haas, Romain Grosejean from France and Mexican Estaban Gutiérrez will drive in the premiere season.
The Haas F1 Team as the latest Formula 1 team plans to do the first kilometers on the track in the introductory test in February, after successfully passing the FIA crash test. They will therefore take part in the testing between 22 and 25 February and 1 and XNUMX March. Romain Grosjean, one of the racers of the American team, welcomed the announcement with praise from the team: "Good job guys!" In March, he and teammate Esteban Gutierrez, who recently raced for Sauber and later worked as Ferrari’s test racer, will compete in the inaugural race in Melbourne. The names of the race cars have not yet been announced. Their chassis is built with the help of Dallara, and they work with Ferrari for the powertrain. They have a multi-year technical agreement with the latter, which also covers the supply of other components and support.
The Haas team, which will join the Formula One caravan next year, have confirmed that they will be raced alongside Romain Grosjean by Esteban Gutierrez, a former Sauber racer currently employed as a Ferrari reserve racer. The 24-year-old Mexican raced for Sauber in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, where he scored points for the first time in his first season of the race for the Japanese Grand Prix. Before this season, he joined Ferrari as a reserve racer, and next year he will return to the track with the American team, which is technically connected to Ferrari. “I am very happy to be able to share this news with you,” Gutierrez told a news conference in Mexico on Friday night. "I got a great opportunity to build on the experience I gained at Ferrari and try to make the most of it. Gene Haas
Romain Grosjean will be racing next season for the new Haas team, which will join the caravan in the new year. The Frenchman is leaving Lotus, whose future is still uncertain despite the signing of a letter of intent to buy by Renault. The 29-year-old Grosjean is currently in ninth place in the overall standings of the championship, and he achieved the best ranking in Belgium, where he stepped on the lowest podium on the podium. Third place in Spa was also his tenth in his career as a Formula One racer. “After ten years in Enston, we know the boys well,” Grosjean told a news conference. "It would be easiest to stay in the comfortable place I have at Lotus, but in the end I want to win the races, become a world champion and move to Haas is a step in the right direction in my opinion." It's Grosjean
Gene Haas will announce the names of the racers who will be sitting in his newly formed team in the 2016 season next week, more precisely on Tuesday. He said some time ago that the future racing team must bring experience, as they are entering the world of Formula 1. by working with Ferrari. "We are a new team and everything is new here - the whole team, the people, the first race car ..., so we have to bring some familiar qualities to our ranks," says team boss Guenther Steiner. "We need an experienced racer who will eventually tell us' the car is good but this and that part doesn't work 'or 2 the team is doing well, I have a good relationship with the engineers but the car is not good'." Another big im