Alain Prost has admitted to having mixed feelings about F1’s newest team.
The F1 legend and Renault ambassador is referring to Haas, the outfit founded by Nascar team co-owner Gene Haas who collaborated closely with Ferrari in order to prepare its 2016 car.
“I have mixed feelings about Haas,” quadruple world champion Prost said in a French-language report by AFP.
“On the one hand it’s 100 per cent positive for formula one. As a team they are making the most of the rules but they quickly reach a limit — they will not have the ability to continue to improve,” he added.
“But it’s their choice. I can also understand the reaction of some teams, like Williams, when a team like Haas is able to just buy parts left and right,” said Prost.
“After all, to make everything yourself, that’s something else — it’s not the same job,” he added.