Haas’ Ferrari relationship will continue beyond 2016

Date published: November 20 2016

Guenther Steiner has confirmed that Haas’ technical relationship with Ferrari will continue beyond this year’s championship.

Haas entered Formula 1 at the start of this season with ties to Ferrari.

Not only do the Scuderia supply the American team with engines but also suspensions, gearboxes and other non-listed parts.

The relationship has aided Haas in their debut campaign with Romain Grosjean scoring 29 points to put the team eighth in the Constructors’ Championship.

Asked if Haas would continue to rely on Ferrari in 2017, team boss Steiner explained: “We have a long-standing contract in place with Ferrari that we can continue the business model we are doing.

‘We are going forward like this for the next few years and then we see, we rethink.

“But at the moment we are very happy with Ferrari, what they did for us over the year to get again to the point where we are now.

“Hopefully we finish eighth if Fred’s team [Vasseur, Renault team boss] doesn’t pull out something very special, and we hope we move up next year.

“But in the moment, for sure you always develop your team and you keep on getting better and more people in and that will happen – but in general it stays like we are now.”