Formula One team Haas will run rebranded cars for the 2019 season. The all-new machines have been designed by Fittipaldi, who is now a test driver for the American outfit after more than two decades of success in Formula 1 and IndyCar racing.
The “f1 2022” is a new team that will be rebranded from Haas. The team will run cars with the same livery as Ferrari and Mercedes. The team has been announced to be at the Bahrain test.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) — Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the relationship between Haas F1 and its Russian sponsor and driver became unsustainable, according to the team’s owner on Sunday.
Despite the decision on Saturday to break connections with Russian driver Nikita Mazepin and sponsor Uralkali, Gene Haas maintained his squad remained financially sound. Mazepin’s father, Dmitry Mazepin, is the owner of the Russian fertilizer firm. Dmitry Mazepin is a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“The outpouring of vehement opposition to the Ukrainian invasion was becoming overwhelming. We can’t cope with all of it, and neither can our other sponsors “On the starting grid at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Haas told The Associated Press.
At this week’s F1 test in Bahrain, Haas Automation, the CNC machine tool manufacturing firm he founded, will have logos on both of his vehicles. In Bahrain, reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi will take Mazepin’s spot, although Haas has yet to name a permanent successor.
“We’re looking at numerous people right now,” Haas said. “We’ll see who’s available and what we have to deal with, but we’ll have someone by Wednesday.” “Pietro will undoubtedly be involved; after all, he is the test driver.”
Fittipaldi, whose grandfather is two-time Formula One winner Emerson Fittipaldi, competed in two races for Haas in 2020 as a stand-in for Romain Grosjean, who was injured. The 25-year-old was born in Miami and is a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil.
Pietro Fittipaldi is the grandson of Emerson Fittipaldi, a two-time winner. F1 team Haas
However, just because Fittipaldi will be in the car in Bahrain does not imply he will be teammates with Mick Schumacher this season. Haas changed his roster last season, bringing in rookies Mazepin and Schumacher, the son of seven-time Formula One winner Michael Schumacher.
Haas’ business strategy predicted a tough 2021 season, with Mazepin and Schumacher starting from the bottom of the grid virtually every time they took the track, but a new vehicle and an upgraded engine should boost the team’s competitiveness this year. The Haas company also feels Schumacher, who is 22 years old, has the potential to be a worldwide superstar.
“I believe we’re on the lookout. I believe we’d all agree that we’d want someone with a little more real-world experience “Haas told the Associated Press. “All we have to do now is see what’s accessible.”
Haas further claimed that his CNC firm has always been the team’s principal sponsor, and that Uralkali was only “the title sponsor” in 2021, when both F1 cars were painted in Russian flag colors. When Russia invaded Ukraine at the same time F1 was testing in Barcelona last month, the Haas team hurried to remove the Uralkali logo off their cars.
After the second of three days of testing, Haas crew men were observed wiping the insignia off the team trucks, and the cars were plain white for the final session. It was critical, according to Haas, to remove the branding as soon as possible, even while the team analyzed its contracts to learn about its choices.
“I’m not sure why people say it became a Russian team since Haas has always been the big, principal sponsor. Haas Automation was always present in the vehicle “he said
Uralkali has been dropped, but he claims the team is well. In addition, Haas and Tony Stewart own a premier NASCAR team.
“We’re OK. We’re in good shape. Of course, we’d like more money, but we’re OK “he said “All this does is increase our negative number.”
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