Will HAAS F1 Survive?

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  1. VoodooBoss

    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    Losing their main sponsor isn't going to help. I'm also disappointed at their progress this year and after the end of last year I was hoping they would be competitive with the second tier teams. I sure hope they keep the team together for next year as having an American team in F1 helps keep my interest.

    https://autoweek.com/article/formul...-main-sponsor-due-part-teams-poor-performance

    Then there's this:

    https://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/haas-f1-team-principal-disputes-report-sponsor-leaving

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    bpracer Mark

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    I don't think losing "Rich Energy" is a terrible thing. Seems like that company is pretty mysterious if not some sort of fraud.

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    I saw a quick interview with Gene, and he wouldn't comment on it at the time, but said Haas CNC can still back the team if need be. They have great 1 lap pace(Magnussen qualifying), but not over a full race. They seem to burn up the tires too much each race.
     
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    Yes they look a bit shady but money is money. I sure hope they can at least be competitive with the mid pack teams.
     
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    j3st3r Brian S.

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    In my opinion one of the mistakes is sticking with the driver lineup....namely Grosjean I mean this year is what 4 DNFs and has scored 2 points?
     
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    Grosjean goes from checkers to wreckers, he had some outstanding races before coming to Haas, but then he would hose up the next one
     
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    I'll be surprised if we don't see some driver changes in the off season at Haas.
     
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    He spun coming out of the pitlane, and took out his front wing this morning in FP1. I will say when he came on the scene I really thought he was going to be one that would fight for wins. He was super quick when he started, but like others have said, just too many mistakes. Dare I say the new Maldonado.
     
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    Grosjean has shots of brilliance backed by periods of baffling newcomer mistakes, and Magnusson seems to actually be getting a bit better , yet neither is driving well enough to keep their seat secure, imho. Too many new talents in the wings , with showings from some like Lando Norris, it would not surprise me to see a new lineup, even though losing both drivers would leave no experienced driver on the team. Even those of us that like Grosjean, we are getting tired of his complaints and his trend to blame others or the car. HAAS can continue without Rich , but likely they will stay through the Season as their contract likely states. Can't believe they would want a fight with Gene , since believe he could sue them for breach of contract, as no sponsor gets in F1 without knowledge that the winning atmosphere is limited to a few teams?
     
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