WATCH: Haas F1 Give Sneak Peek Into Their Ferrari-Backed Facility

Published 09/30/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Haas’ Mick Schumacher during the race REUTERS/Anton Vaganov


In the past few years, Haas have struggled monumentally in F1. With the American team running plum last this season, their focus is purely on the next season. This is because 2022 brings with it a new era of technical regulations, which could put every team on square one.

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Earlier today, Haas gave a sneak peek into their new design office, which is in the same vicinity as Scuderia Ferrari.

Haas F1 share a short video based around their design office

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The American outfit made a modest debut in the 2016 season, finishing eighth in the constructors’ championship. However, Haas enjoyed their best-ever season in 2018. With points finishes on several occasions, the team finished fifth, announcing themselves as good midfield competitors. However, the next two seasons saw them struggle heavily, finishing near the bottom in both seasons.

With very few changes made in between last year and this year, Haas continue to struggle. However, along with their engine suppliers Ferrari, they hope to be more successful from next year. In fact, their new design office is located very close to Ferrari’s setup in Maranello. And earlier today, their technical director Simone Resta gave a brief look into their design office.

He started by showing where their designers and aerodynamicists sit and moved on to a few other bits present in the office. This included showing a mock design of the car, as well as a few model-sized parts which they are currently working on.

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Can they throw a real challenge to the midfield in 2022?

There’s no doubt that Haas are facing a turbulent time in the sport at the moment. In fact, they are the only team yet to score a point, as Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin often crop up the grid.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 4, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

However, 2022 provides a clean slate for teams in a way. Furthermore, the team now has sizeable financial backing from Uralchem, which is owned by Nikita’s father, Dmitry Mazepin. With the cost cap set to decrease as well, a level playing field might be what the American outfit needs to return to its former success.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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