So Gene Haas was granted entry in the 2015 Formula 1 world championship today. There hasn’t been an American F1 team since the ’80s, and the failed USF1 entry in 2010 made me wonder if one could ever compete.
Now, this is all tentative. I’ll believe it when I see them on the grid in Australia next year, but I believe Haas Formula LLC has the best chance in a while. Haas’ NASCAR team has won a championship, and he has the money behind him to be competitive.
The two biggest questions in my mind are who will supply the chassis/engine and where will the team be based. As much as I would love for it to be a truly American based team, it makes sense to base their operations in Europe.
Now he just has to get some talent in the seat.