No American F1 team in 2015, Haas delays until 2016

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Just when you were getting excited about the prospects of an American team in Formula 1, the rug has been pulled from under our feet according to Autoweek. It seems the time crunch to get all teh technical partners assembled and the car built is just too much to mount an effective attack on the 2015 season. Haas said:

“It’s already June so it’s just seven months away and the timing issues are starting to get real crazy. We have a list of names [of people we want to hire], but the problem is a lot of times they’re already working for somebody and they can’t get out of their contracts for three to six months so there’s a lot of those contractual issues that have to be resolved before someone can come over.”

So poaching technical staff isn’t easy and getting an engine deal is most likely a big decision too. One still wonders why not buying Caterham F1 isn’t a good idea as they have all the resources to hit the ground running but clearly the value or baggage is not something Haas is interested in.

I know, you’re getting that crummy feeling like all we’ll get is a nose cone and a few t-shirts made and then it implodes but let’s hope that this is prudence working overtime to actually measure twice and cut once. I have faith in the team and the desire and Haas is saying the right things in order to get a proper team fielded for 2016.

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