Haas wanted to deal with their arrival to the Formula 1 creating a team from scratch in place of acquiring the structure of one already formed but, instead of giving the single step, did the hand of the two firms constrastada experience: Ferrari and Dallara.
The first lent their knowledge and advice to create the team and serve as a guide to Dallara on a technical level, that was in charge of the conception and construction of the car. In this way, Haas has had a first season satisfactory in that has managed 29 points and the eighth place in the constructors ‘ championship.
in this respect, Romain Grosjean has confirmed in a statement to Autosport, Haas continues, for the moment still “the same model of 2016”, that is to say, to compete with a car born of the collaboration with Ferrari and Dallara.
despite that, Grosjean says that Haas has the necessary structure to begin to operate totally independently from its factory in Kannapolis, united States of America, but that is something that you should consider later on due to its complexity. “what will it be in the future, I don’t know. We have a factory list in Kannapolis, there is a factory prepared to have a Formula 1 team and build a car. If you have to develop it all yourself, you can’t do it the first year, the cars are very complex and it is very difficult. If we manage to be just behind Ferrari, that would be good enough, I’ll be happy with that”, said a determined Romain Grosjean.
Grosjean has always valued in a special way to be able to work with Ferrari and is something that attracts him to the project of Haas, because it allows you to see first hand the working methods of the Scuderia. “It’s a great experience working with Ferrari, getting to know the engineers and the system. We use the majority of its parts and it is interesting to see how they work and how I can help with my level, the way in which they operate and with the experience I have. We are very happy and we would not be in the position we are without your help”, recognized the French, that in 2016 got all the team’s points.