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Posted on Sunday, July 24, 2016

Gutierrez critical of Hamilton's gesture

Esteban Gutierrez says Lewis Hamilton showed a lack of respect after gesturing at the Mexican while he was lapped at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton encountered the Haas driver during the closing stages of the race and he was caught by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, though ultimately pulled clear once more. Hamilton gestured his frustration at Gutierrez but the Haas youngster defended his stance. "Not a very respectful move from him I have to say," he said. "I have spoken to him in the past, […]

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016

Leclerc would feel ready for 2017 F1 jump

Charles Leclerc says he would feel ready if the opportunity to race in Formula 1 next season came his way. Leclerc, 18, joined Ferrari’s young driver scheme at the start of the year and currently leads the GP3 Series standings, racing for ART Grand Prix Leclerc made his test debut for Ferrari at Silverstone, sandwiched by two FP1 outings with Haas, having placed 16th in the first practice session at the Hungaroring. “Yeah, I think so," he said when asked whether he felt prepared to […]

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016

Steiner: Q3 for Haas is 'achievable'

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner believes reaching Q3 is an achievable goal for the squad this year, despite the "brutal" nature of Formula 1's midfield. Haas has yet to make it through to the final shootout session, albeit with the caveat that Romain Grosjean was ninth quickest in Bahrain, when only eight drivers made it through to Q3 under the elimination format. Steiner's outfit has racked up 28 points to sit eighth in the Constructors' Championship and he is confident that reaching the top 10 […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Power outage scuppers Haas' prospects

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner labelled the British Grand Prix as the toughest day of the year for the team as a power outage and reliability woes impacted on its race. Haas held hopes of challenging for the points but Romain Grosjean pulled to the side of the circuit while Esteban Gutierrez struggled to 16th place. "For sure, it’s been our toughest day since we started this adventure," said Steiner. "There were a few issues today. When we double stopped, we had a problem with […]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

Leclerc hails 'amazing' Haas debut run

Charles Leclerc hailed an "amazing" experience as he competed in the first practice session with Haas at the British Grand Prix. Leclerc, who currently leads the GP3 standings, is a member of Ferrari's young driver scheme and has been loaned out to Haas as its development driver. Leclerc replaced Esteban Gutierrez during the opening session at Silverstone and set the 18th quickest time in the VF-16. "Amazing," he said when asked to describe the experience. "It’s a dream come true since I was six years […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ferrucci gets Haas F1 test outing

American youngster Santino Ferrucci will make his Formula 1 test bow during next week's in-season running at Silverstone. GP3 rookie Ferrucci, 18, will sample Haas' VF-16 on both days of running after the British Grand Prix, having signed on as the team's development driver earlier this year. "Becoming a Formula 1 driver is my ultimate goal and I can’t thank Haas enough for this opportunity," said Ferrucci. "Nothing beats seat time, and the experience of driving a Formula 1 car and working with Haas will […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Grosjean encouraged by return to points

Romain Grosjean says his Austrian Grand Prix was "stressful" at points but was pleased to return Haas to the top 10 positions. Grosjean began 2016 with three points finishes from four Grands Prix but had not added to his tally since, until he collected seventh place at the Red Bull Ring. Grosjean's points strengthened eighth place in the Constructors' championship for Haas, four points behind rivals McLaren. "It was a pretty good race," he said. "The first lap was not great. I was pushed out […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Disrupted practice running frustrates Gutierrez

Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez admits he was frustrated by the disrupted nature of his Friday practice sessions at the Austrian Grand Prix, amid technical issues and wet weather. Gutierrez completed only 20 laps during the opening 90 minute session as his Haas VF-16 suffered an electrical problem, which left him in the garage for the bulk of the action. Wet weather during the second session also affected Haas' plans and Gutierrez ended the day in 18th position. "It was a very tricky day for us," […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Grosjean hopes warmer weather suits Haas

Romain Grosjean is hopeful that warmer weather across the upcoming sequence of Formula 1 events will boost Haas, after recent struggles in getting tyres into the right operation range. Grosjean scored points in three of the first four Grands Prix but has not added to his tally since, believing that cool conditions hurt Haas' ability to get the maximum out of its VF-16. Grosjean was on course to challenge for points at a warm European Grand Prix until he required an unscheduled extra pit stop, […]

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016

Leclerc gets Haas practice outings

Haas has confirmed that Ferrari young driver Charles Leclerc will make his Formula 1 debut during the British Grand Prix weekend, when he drives during the first free practice session. Leclerc, 18, has linked up with Haas to rack up Formula 1 experience alongside his campaign in the GP3 Series. Leclerc will replace Esteban Gutierrez during the first practice session at Silverstone, and conduct further outings in Hungary, Germany, Malaysia and Abu Dhabi. "This is a fantastic opportunity to get seat time in a Formula […]

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016

Steiner expects Silverstone engine upgrade

Guenther Steiner reckons Haas is set to receive Ferrari's engine upgrade, alongside Sauber, at next month's British Grand Prix. Ferrari introduced an updated turbocharger at the Canadian Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel having finished second in successive races. Steiner now expects Haas to be boosted by the upgrade when Formula 1 visits Silverstone in two weeks. "We should get the engine upgrade in Silverstone," Steiner told the official F1 website. "My information is that we get it at the same time as Sauber. And, of […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Haas not far from points - Grosjean

Romain Grosjean insists Haas was close to scoring points at the Canadian Grand Prix, despite a low-key showing by the nascent squad. Grosjean sustained front wing damage on the opening lap but continued onwards, before he was ultimately forced to make an addition stop for repairs, which demoted him to 14th place. Team-mate Esteban Gutierrez, who was unwell throughout the weekend, classified in 13th position. "We’re not far from the points," said Grosjean. "I was up to P11 or so, trying to fight hard and […]