Will Haas ever achieve anything?
It's been 5 years since the team entered F1, and this season is their worst yet. Will anything change in the future?
When Gene Haas announced that he was going to create a F1 team, I'm pretty sure he didn't imagine that 5 years later it would be in an absolutely tragic position, with no podiums since their debut, and this year so far, no points.
Once again, Haas is finding itself at the bottom, which begs the question: is there any chance that this team will rise and be able to stand on its own? Past drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean has much experience in F1, the latter in particular who had a decent record as a driver for Lotus.
This year, things seemed to look up Haas, not only due to the recruitment of F2 racers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, but also due to the budget cap. Yet, so far none of the drivers has managed to score points, even though they seem to have potential to achieve great results.
Furthermore, Haas has the same power unit as Ferrari, who are currently doing very well in the constructors' championship, but who knows, maybe there's something technically wrong with the car that's holding the drivers back.
Is there a chance that Haas, a team started up by a businessman, will one day become a powerful team that can tackle the titans of the motor industry who spend millions on cars, tech, drivers and marketing? Probably, but that will take a lot of work.