American entry responds to 2015 interest

By on Thursday, January 16, 2014

FIANASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas has confirmed that he has applied to enter a team into the 2015 Formula 1 world championship.

Haas, who co-owner the Stewart-Haas team in NASCAR, responded to the FIA's 'expression of interest'.

The sport's governing body opened up an entry process for 2015 or 2016 and Haas has confirmed that he submitted an application.

'We have responded to the FIA’s ‘call for expression of interest’ regarding a Formula One entry on behalf of Haas Racing Development. We respect the FIA’s evaluation process and will share more details in the coming weeks,' he said in a statement.

Leading German publication Auto Motor und Sport reported on Thursday that former Red Bull technical director Gunther Steiner is involved in the project, with the project seeking Ferrari power units to fit to a Dallara built car.

The deadline for expression of interest has passed, with full formal applications required by February 10th.

It is understood that a Romanian project led by former HRT boss Colin Kolles have also expressed their interest, as has Stefan Grand Prix, which unsuccessfully attempted to enter the sport before the 2010 season.

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