F1 to Get US-Based Team

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

One of the two teams joining the fray in Formula One racing will hail from the U.S.

NASCAR’s Gene Haas is getting his wish as Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that two teams will likely be admitted to the sport for next season, one of which will be headed by Haas. The other team that has been accepted to the Formula One grid is believed to be an Eastern Europe-based entry, backed by Colin Kolles who formerly was at HRT, Midland and Spyker, all now-defunct teams.

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Ecclestone remains skeptical on whether or not Haas will gather the funding to support a Formula One team, but if he does, it may end up replace a struggling existing team rather than expanding the grid. Haas operates one of the world’s most sophisticated wind tunnels and that could greatly benefit any Formula One race car entry.

[Source: Associated Press]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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