Though the similarities between F1 and NASCAR are few and far between, the racing empire of American businessman-turned-team-owner Gene Haas has found success in both. A championship winner as part of the Stewart-Haas Racing in the top tier of American stock car racing, Haas turned his attentions to F1 in 2016.
Haas F1 may only be 3-years old but the Anglo-American team has upset F1’s old guard with their ambitious and unique approach to the sport. Their clever interpretation of F1’s rules – a skill honed in the highly restricted world of NASCAR – has helped the team establish itself as one of the sport’s leading independent squads.
In an exclusive interview with our friends at Mobil 1 The Grid, Haas F1 team principal Gunther Steiner and drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean talk about the shared philosophy and ambition that drives Gene Haas’ F1 and NASCAR teams to victory lane.