It's 2014 Gene Haas made a courageous decision. He wanted to put a new F1 team on the wheels. He already had permission to play in the championship for the 2015 season, but the preparation time was too short. That’s why the Americans have postponed their F1 debut to the 2016 season.
Haas this was followed by a completely different concept than most other teams. Instead of making the parts themselves to the best of their ability, the team bought parts of the car, as much as was allowed, from Ferrari's technical partner. Of course, they were in the back of the Haas race cars Ferrari engines. With this philosophy, team boss Gene Haas wanted to put his team in the middle of the field of the royal class of motorsport in the first season.
In their premiere season, the Haas team started with a racing duo Romain Grosjean in Esteban Gutierrez. There was no need to wait long for the first success, as Grosjean was already sixth in the opening race in Australia, and even fifth in Bahrain. This was followed by three more rankings among the top ten Grosjeans (Russia, Austria, USA). The team won eighth place in the premiere season.
For 2017, they planted in the race car instead of Gutierrez Kevin Magnussen, who came from Renault. The Dane kept up with Grosjean significantly better than the Mexican. Haas confirmed in the second season that a successful premiere season was not a one-day fly. They scored 18 points more than last year, which can be attributed to the two tied racers. Although they also won eighth place this year, they also fought for sixth for a long time.
The next step is expected in 2018. Also thanks to the improved Ferrari power unit. But in the first races he was just Magnussen the one who collected points. Grosjean on the other hand, he caught a disastrous start to the season. It was only in the middle of the championship that he got caught. In the end, Haas won the fifth place, also because the Force India team deleted all the points won after the bankruptcy during the summer break.
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