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Haas F1 Banking on Brexit for an Advantage

Haas F1 Banking on Brexit for an Advantage

Romain Grosjean

Haas F1 team principal, Gunther Steiner is of the opinion that ‘Brexit’ could give his team an advantage.

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff spoke on the subject and believes that it could benefit the likes of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo as they are based outside the UK. However, Steiner believes that Brexit could also work in his team’s favour.

“We are keeping our eyes open to see if we have to do anything. But we aren’t spending any money on it,” he confirmed.

“We are a small team. If anyone can move fast, it’s us. We just pick up our caravan and move to another country.”

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Although the team is based in North Carolina, USA, their logistics base is in the UK. They are also tied to Italian suppliers Dallara and Ferrari.

Continuing on the subject of Brexit, Steiner said: “We do not make irrational decisions. The big teams have bigger investments than us. And it’s not decided what happens. I will wait to see how we respond.”

Following the first pre-season test in Barcelona, many were under the impression that Haas is struggling.

“It’s hard to say if we will be fighting for fourth place,” Steiner admits, speaking to Sky Italia.

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“Given their resources and budget, Renault should be in front of us. Alfa Romeo seems to be the team that has made the biggest improvement, then Renault. But it’s still very early.”

The American outfit were the first team to take the covers off their 2019 challenger. They unveiled a striking black and gold livery, which strongly resembled the 2011 Lotus F1 team. They also were one of 2 teams to retain their line-up for the coming season.

This year, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will be racing for the team for the third year in a row.

 

(L to R): Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team with team mate Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team.
18.02.2019. Formula One Testing, Day One, Barcelona, Spain.
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