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Brand new Haas F1 chassis probably better than 2016 Ferrari



Brand new Haas F1 chassis probably better than 2016 Ferrari

Brand new Haas F1 chassis probably better than 2016 Ferrari

Haas F1 team owner Gene Haas says that, his new F1 outfit chassis probably “a better design” than 2016 Ferrari F1.

The American outfit preparing for F1 first appearance in Australia next March, Haas is the only team grow into a multi-national operation with bases in the USA, England and Italy.

Haas F1 team joining as division of the technical deal with the Italian based Ferrari who will supply the power unit and related components. And their chassis is supplied by Dallara.

“A substantial amount of the engine, transmission, suspension will come from Ferrari,” Haas told Sky Sports. “But there’s still a lot left that we have to do.

“We’re doing our own CFD computer analysis on our own, we’re also working with Dallara on a lot of the analysis of the body structure, but we’re building those parts ourselves. And I don’t know why we can’t be as good as anybody else at that. We have some very bright people working at Kannapolis on the analysis of the chassis.

“I think our chassis is going to be substantially different in construction from the Ferrari one, because we’re just doing it separately. We think our chassis in some ways will be better than a Ferrari chassis because we’re using some more…I won’t say state of the art but we’re taking a different approach than Ferrari is and we think it’s probably a better design.

“The Ferrari is more conventional, they’re going to stay with what they’ve been doing for a number of years. I think there could be some big differences there.”

However, Haas is not seeing his team as being a Ferrari junior operation or B-team

“Being a Ferrari ‘B’ team, I don’t think there’s any negativity in that at all because that’s obviously a sign of excellence, that we’re going to have some of the best equipment out there to compete with these teams. I don’t think we could beat them at that. Can we beat them at racing? I don’t know.

“I have to be honest with you, I don’t think Ferrari has held anything back; they’ve opened the doors and said ‘Here’s what we do, here’s how we do it. I guess if you can take our nuts and bolts and beat us then maybe we can learn something too’.”


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