Haas F1 Team, which will make its debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2016, has done a deal with Scuderia Ferrari to be its technical partner. The Italian firm will provide Haas with its power unit, gearbox and with technical support. The team will still need to build its own chassis as it is not permitted to run cars built by other teams and it remains to be seen whether Haas goes with an established supplier or decides to build the car himself.
“Aligning Haas F1 Team with such a tenured and successful company in Scuderia Ferrari provides our team with the greatest opportunity for success in 2016 and beyond,” said Gene Haas.
Marco Mattiacci, the boss of Ferrari, says that he hopes for a very close relationship.
“While our objective is to reinforce our power unit development programme for all our customer teams,” he said, “we believe this new partnership has the potential to evolve beyond the traditional role of supplying our power unit and all related technical services.”
The United States continues to be one of the most important markets for Ferrari.