Gene Haas has been granted an entry to build a team to compete in Formula 1, the following is an official statement from Mr. Haas:
“Obviously, we’re extremely pleased to have been granted a Formula One license by the FIA. It’s an exciting time for me, Haas Automation and anyone who wanted to see an American team return to Formula One. Now, the really hard work begins. It’s a challenge we embrace as we work to put cars on the grid. I want to thank the FIA for this opportunity and the diligence everyone put forth to see our license application come to fruition.”
‘Founded in 1983 and based in Oxnard, Calif., Haas Automation is the largest CNC machine tool builder in the western world. Stewart-Haas Racing won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in 2011. Haas also founded Windshear, a 180-mph rolling-road wind tunnel in Concord, N.C., that is the first of its kind in North America. It is only the third rolling-road wind tunnel of its scale in existence and the world’s first commercially available, full-scale, rolling-road wind tunnel.’
America has a ticket again to get back on the grid with a new F1 team, and an official press conference is scheduled from Charlotte, NC on Monday the 14th – stay tuned!
Update: You can follow the live press conference on Monday at 11am EST here for Q&A with Gene Haas.