Connect with us

2016 F1

Haas F1 to share reserve driver with Ferrari

Published

on

Haas F1 to share reserve driver with Ferrari

Haas F1 to share reserve driver with Ferrari

Haas, the new American F1 team, has no plans to appoint a full-time reserve driver.

With a Frenchman (Romain Grosjean) and Mexican (Esteban Gutierrez) set to race for the Ferrari-linked team, it has been rumoured Haas might want a US-born driver to at least be appointed the third, reserve or test driver.

But team founder Gene Haas told Sportsbusiness Daily Global: “We don’t have a reserve driver at the moment.

“If we can find a common reserve driver with Ferrari or someone that would probably be the best way to do that,” he revealed.

Haas said the need for permanent reserve drivers has diminished in recent years due to the advances in safety and reduction in the prevalence of injuries.

“With the safety there is today you generally-speaking need a reserve driver just for sickness or some other emergency,” he explained.

“The need for a reserve driver probably isn’t as important as you think. We don’t typically have reserve drivers in Nascar either.”

Loading...

Advertisement
Click to comment

2018 F1 Launch







Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment. All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media