The last Haas team in Formula 1
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The last Haas team in Formula 1

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Thirty years ago an American team entered under the Haas name made its full-season F1 debut. ALAN JONES, the world champion the project coaxed out of retirement, remembers the experience

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.

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