Gene Haas
Apr 14

Haas Automation to sponsor new US F1 team

Guenther Steiner (L), team principal of the new team, and Gene Haas (R), answer questions from the press. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Guenther Steiner (L), team principal of the new team, and Gene Haas (R), answer questions from the press. (Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Gene Haas has played down the importance of outside sponsorship in getting his F1 team off the ground – and says his machine tool company will finance the operation, at least at the start.

He also says he wants to make the team profitable.

Apr 14

Haas still unsure of F1 entry date and engine partner

Gene Haas discusses his plans to enter a team into Formula 1 at the Concord Convention Center in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas discusses his plans to enter a team into Formula 1 at the Concord Convention Center in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas has spoken at length about his F1 plans for the first time since the FIA granted him an entry.

Haas was accompanied at a press conference by Guenther Steiner, who will be team principal of the Haas Formula organization.

Apr 6

Haas Formula 1 Entry Accepted, Says Ecclestone

Gene Haas (left) is the founder of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas (left) is the founder of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a U.S.-backed team led by NASCAR’s Gene Haas is among two new teams likely to join the series next season.

Speaking at Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport’s governing body and there was agreement about expansion next season.

Apr 3

Ecclestone says Haas set for F1 in 2015

Gene Haas currently co-owns four cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas currently co-owns four cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas looks set to take his place in the paddock as F1′s newest team owner in 2015.

Having earlier played down the NASCAR team co-owner’s chances of securing the twelfth team entry, Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone said this week: “I think Haas will be accepted.”