Formula 1's newest team, Haas, enters the world championship with a significant degree of expectation in 2016. Certainly more than you would expect of the outfit's debut given the fortunes of the most recent new additions: HRT, Virgin/Marussia/Manor and Lotus/Caterham. And that's because of its impressive technical ties and strong driver line-up.
That said, while Romain Grosjean is a driver of obvious class, Esteban Gutierrez has a major junior single-seater title on his CV, and an engine/chassis package from Ferrari/Dallara is as solid a footing as any, the entry is still some way off the last Haas in Formula 1.
The similarly-named but entirely different Haas operation that entered F1 three decades ago did so in some style, with 1980 world champion Alan Jones coaxed out of retirement to spearhead the attack.