The long-term F1 vision causing Haas’s short-term pain
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The long-term F1 vision causing Haas’s short-term pain

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From ranking as one of the most impressive new teams to join the Formula 1 grid, Haas’s stock has plummeted along with its on-track performances over the past two seasons. Everything now hangs on whether its reforged alliance with Ferrari can deliver a better car – and whether its rookie drivers can set aside their quarrels. Oleg Karpov asks if any of these goals are achievable…

Zero points, last place 
in the constructors’ championship, only a couple of Q2 appearances all season. Those are numbers worthy of the infamous Marussia, Caterham and HRT trio. But Haas, though one of F1’s newer teams, had us accustomed to something else.

In the points in its first-ever race, eighth at the end of its first season, top five in the constructors’ standings in 2018. Team principal Gunther Steiner’s idea to buy whatever the regulations allowed Ferrari to sell, and outsource the creation of the car to Dallara, had been working.

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