Romain Grosjean is confident that he will be able to score points with the new Haas team during the early stages of the 2016 season.
Haas is set to become the first new team in the sport in six years and it has acquired the services of Grosjean to lead its charge as it enters Formula 1.
Grosjean, who currently races for Lotus, is sure that the outfit will be able to compete for positions inside the top 10.
"I think from what I’ve seen so far, we should be able to run straight away without I think the problems for new teams," he said.
"This was part of my reflection for the decision, and I think it would be really good to score a few points early in the season for a newcomer American team, and I think a lot of support behind us."
Grosjean added that he could have opted for the comfortable decision to stay with Lotus but wants to go on to win world titles in the sport.
"There was not decision A and decision B," he said. "I’ve met Guenther [Steiner], I’ve met Gene [Haas]. We spoke. They explained to me what was the project like, and I believe that it’s a new approach going on in Formula One and an approach that’s going to work.
"I’ve spent 10 years [with Renault/Lotus at Enstone], and I know the guys very well, and it would have been easy to take the comfortable road and stay there.
"But, on the other hand, I want to try to win races, win championships, and I thought that coming here to Haas was a good step in a good direction to achieve that."