Gene Haas Formula 1 may become my main project
At the start of the season Formula 1, 2016 must leave the U.S. team Haas F1, preparing to debut a long time go fast. In an interview with the Charlotte Observer gene Haas stated that the first machine should be ready in late November of next year.
Gene Haas We have not yet started to hire people. The first thing we did was concluded agreements with the best partners. It took us six months to negotiate with Ferrari. Once we understood this, many of the elements of the puzzle fell into place.
Question In Formula 1, you desire to make a base in the U.S. believe, at least, strange
Gene Haas They're all weird. However, the team scattered around the world. There is a Ferrari that runs from the Italian Maranello the Russian team from the UK Sauber, the base of which is in Switzerland two teams Red Bull, located in the UK and Italy.
Gene Haas I participated in both projects is approximately equally, because I have other people who do most of the hard work and make all the parts work together. Racing component is very important part of my business, but I do it every day. It all boils down to, to invite the right people. We have gnter Steiner - he leads the team and, in fact, it is his task is to find a way to put everything together.
Question At what stage is the search for the riders
Gene Haas While we are not looking for riders. The season of navigation in the Formula 1 is only now beginning, to the end of the year not understand how the situation would develop. We will pick up pilots in may or June, and over the next three months will understand who have no contract.
Gene Haas American racer will help to attract the attention of the press and sponsors. This is the end goal - in the American team must play American racer, but first we will sign a contract with at least one experienced rider. With the second pilot more options. Perhaps we will invite promising young racer.
Question Do you not wish to abandon this idea
Gene Haas In fact, the further I walk, the more everyone understands. I think it makes sense both from a business perspective, and in terms of racing. I participated in the project successful NASCAR team. I have a lot of experience in this field. We have a wind tunnel, where we can test the model of the machine. I have a successful business in the manufacturing sector. All of this allows me to say that Formula 1 is the natural step, which may become my main project.
Question do You believe that you have to see the cars on the track, in order to overcome the skepticism of those who doubts
Gene Haas You Can. There are good reasons to doubt. This is a serious project. All expect that we will fail. This is a natural skepticism. But it is human nature to question things, yet he will not see it with my own eyes. I'll believe it when you see it for yourself laughs.
text Tatiana Belsky