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Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Mafia on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:21 pm

I think, its about time Haas should pick and announce their drivers, if they really wanna build a competitive car with input of someone who knows and has driven modern machines.

Who do you think should get on the list?
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Sakae on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:42 pm

- a driver who provides coherent and technically valuable feedback during debriefings
- racing qualities take back seat to other stuff for couple of years
- midfielder

Two or three names on my long list would include for consideration:
- Jean-Eric Vergne
- Esteban Gutierrez
- Button, if he agrees to pay-cut
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Mafia on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:50 pm

Sakae wrote:- Button, if he agrees to pay-cut


Interesting option. plus they would really get benefited for that.

Also, i dont know about the contract but, Nasr could be a good choice.

I do believe Sergio will be out of drive next year too. He could be a dependable driver for Haas
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Sakae on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:54 pm

Nasr with Hulk are (media) candidates to take a seat at Williams, should Bottas leave.
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Mach on Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:53 am

Kimi _O_
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Lyria on Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:16 am

Welcome back Mafia :thumbs:

I'd suggest Perez and maybe Button as they're both experienced guys who could help out a team like that.

Given the links to Ferrari, I'd suggest Vergne and Gutierrez though maybe, or even Kimi as Mach says ;)
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Sakae on Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:48 am

motorsport.com
"We have a list of 10 drivers we are watching," Haas told Motorsport.com during a visit to the FIA Sports Conference in Mexico.


Apparently they are even after Nicolas Hülkenberg. I am sure for Nico a such job would be better than no job at all, but in terms of chances to become an F1 legend, he would buried any such dream right of the bat.
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Lawrence on Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:15 pm

If I had to guess....it would be Gutaierez (to go with the Ferrari engines) and an American driver (Rossi).

Still, I am not excited about this team.
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby IanK on Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:00 pm

Lawrence wrote:Still, I am not excited about this team.


I kind of am, but that's only because the Haas name is attached to it. Otherwise I'd probably just view it as USF1 2.0.
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Lawrence on Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:21 pm

Yea, I ain't to impressed with Haas' recent jail time. Call me old fashioned, but I don't like sleaze.
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Lyria on Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:57 am

Lawrence wrote:Yea, I ain't to impressed with Haas' recent jail time. Call me old fashioned, but I don't like sleaze.


Agreed, we have enough of that in F1 already with Bernie :reallyevil:

I did read that Haas has mentioned Gutierrez and I also thought that was due to the Ferrari link up.

I just really hope when this team comes in it's not as another Manor or Caterham just running round at the back.
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Sakae on Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:40 am

I like their systematic, and what I perceive as well thought out 5 years approach to competitiveness. Surely it cannot be any worse than McLaren of today, but at the same time I would be prepared to cut them some slack vis a vis track related performance. Preparatory work thus far, based on printed articles, was impressive.

Noted differences
- Manor has very limited funds, and not even Ferrari engine can help them, whereas Haas seems to be better off.
- McLaren has Honda, which is in their first re-entry year with new technology. Haas has Ferrari engine on with benefit of two years under the belt.

Ultimately McLaren probably will develop more rapidly, these are expectations, but I would not expect Haas to be in the same mess as what we see today.
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Lawrence on Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:19 pm

Lyria wrote:I just really hope when this team comes in it's not as another Manor or Caterham just running round at the back.


Being the Ferrari B Team, they will be ahead of Manor, but still running around in the back. More like a Toro Rosso.

In the end, I would prefer to see a more ambitious approach from the first American team since forever..... they appear to be happy just to participate.
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby Paul on Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:38 pm

Apart from the culture shock between the laid back American racing scene and the Stick up their asses F1 crowd, they should do OK. At least I hope they do :beer:
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Re: Haas F1 potential drivers

Postby IanK on Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:23 pm

Lawrence wrote:
Lyria wrote:they appear to be happy just to participate.


Given how the last attempted American team went that would already be an improvement.
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