Romain Grosjean, Lotus, Sochi Autodrom, 2015

Haas targets “points chance” for debut season

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Haas wants to be in with a chance of scoring points in its first season in F1.

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More views on how Haas will fare in their first season:

Gene Haas has seemingly done everything right so far.

He has a top driver in Romain Grosjean (and a not-so top driver in Esteban Gutierrez), has a technical partnership with Ferrari and he has not rushed this project. With Ferrari power units, they should be handy on the straights compared to Renault, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and probably McLaren. I expect a number of points this year.

On another note, Manor need to build a solid chassis and hire two decent drivers for them to really be taken seriously. This is a massive opportunity for them.
Craig Woollard (@Craig-o)

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