Haas Motorsports is the first American based race team to compete in Formula One in over 30 years and fields cars manufactured from Ferrari. With headquarters located 30 miles outside of Charlotte, North Carolina alongside sister team Stewart-Haas Racing; Haas Formula One has set up a forward operating base in Bandbury, Oxforshire to help with the logistical challenges involved with competing in a global circuit. While the two teams are separate entities, they do share principal ownership belonging to team captain, Gene Haas.
Haas Formula One may be making a big splash with fans and those that cover the racing series; there are plenty of those in Formula One that do not share the enthusiasm that has captivated the racing world. Formula One Group chief executive Bernie Ecclestone recently told Autoweek that the Haas race team is “basically a Ferrari. It will perform because it’s a Ferrari.” Any team that is looking to break into an established motorsport should expect time to play an important part of being able to earn the respect of other competitors and those that represent the establishment. The best and most effective way to do this is to continue to perform at a level high above expectation. Haas Formula One is doing just that.