Haas unsure about joining grid in 2015
14 April 2014 – Gene Haas, whose American Formula 1 entry was accepted following the FIA's latest tender, says he ideally hopes to join the grid in 2015, but admits a decision over an entry year has not yet been made.
Speaking in a special press conference to discuss his new venture, Haas – the joint owner of the NASCAR title-winning Stewart-Haas Racing – suggested that a starting season will become clear within the next month.
Haas also play down fears that the team could fail to get off the ground at all, as was the case with USF1.
"We're the most advanced nation on the planet, so I don't see why we can't do this," said Haas, joined by Team Principal Guenther Steiner. "We will spend our money wisely and do it with an American flair for efficiency."
Haas, who is in the process of finalising technical partners, went on to reveal that his primary Formula 1 factory will be located in Kannapolis, North Carolina, with a second European base ideally located in Germany or Italy.