“I’m not saying we won’t be back.” But team owner Gene Haas also has no clear commitment to Formula 1. The American emphasizes that he is carefully considering the whereabouts of his racing team and wants to wait and see “how the season starts” this year before making a decision.
His Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean takes note of this and says at Canal +: “At least he makes things clear. There is nothing worse than someone who says: ‘No, no, we are staying in Formula 1 , everything allright.’ Just to stop out of the blue. ”
Team owner Haas has “expressed himself clearly,” says Grosjean. “I totally understand what he said, and I even find it positive.”
Even if the US racing team went out, there was hope for the employees: “If Gene really pulled the plug, the team would either stay or [im Ganzen] be bought. After all, it’s a good team with a successful business model in which people work efficiently, “says Grosjean.
On the other hand, Haas and his Formula 1 team had already achieved what he wanted to achieve, the Grand Prix driver continued. “Gene came to Formula 1 to promote the Haas Automation brand. It worked, now you know the brand.”
But because Haas is also a “real petrolhead” who “loves motorsport”, it hurts when the team is unsuccessful on the track, as in 2019. That is also why Haas wants to know at the start of the 2020 season: In which direction it is developing the racing team?