Gene Haas must be really proud of himself now, as he sees his name above the Haas F1 team in the paddock. He is particularly happy because he proved a point to those who said that he and his team did not know what they were doing when they got into Formula One. Haas declared that he received lots of such opinions at the time and that the Europeans wanted to teach them a lesson.
He added that he thinks that they set a high bar when they decided to show up and to prepare with a quite competitive car. Apparently he surprised many people who thought he cannot do it. This season in the Formula One competition has been dominated by the famous Mercedes, and it focused mainly on the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. However, the American beginner surprised the fans and his competitors.
Being an industrialist coming from North Carolina and having something to do with NASCAR, Haas had quite a chance when he entered Formula One. He and his team score 28 points in the maiden season, all of them being achieved by Romain Grosjean, the French driver. Even though they are far from the top, they aren’t on the last place either, and they still have chances to advance with the last 4 races in this season.
The race that will take place on Sunday will be another chance for Haas to make his American fans happy during the only stop US made in F1. Grosjean declared that there is something to be proud of if you manage to have the American flag on the car. The Haas F1 is the first team led by Americans on the grid in the last 30 years, and it wasn’t an easy job to come here.