Haas to announce F1 engine deal in “next few weeks”

Haas to announce F1 engine deal in “next few weeks”

Prospective Formula One team owner Gene Haas has announced that he expects to be able to soon reveal which manufacturer’s engine his outfit will use on its entry to the sport.

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Haas, who announced last week that his team would delay its debut until the 2016 season, rather than the initially granted 2015 entry, was seen in discussions in the Ferrari hospitality unit over the course of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, prompting speculation that the Italian firm is the American’s favoured choice of engine supplier.

“We haven’t signed a deal yet so I don’t want to overstep my boundaries and put the cart before the horse,” Haas told Sky Sports F1. “But we are in negotiations and hopefully we will have something in the next few weeks,” he added.

Mercedes, Renault and Ferrari – the three current engines suppliers in F1 – are all options for the Haas team, while Honda will make its return to the sport with McLaren next year.

Image courtesy of Scuderia Ferrari.

Dan Paddock

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Dan Paddock is an FIA accredited freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist and the recently appointed Grand Prix Editor of Richland F1. Dan joined the site in July of last year as a Staff Writer, fresh off the back of completing a master’s degree in journalism. He has since gone on to represent Richland F1 at the 2014 British Grand Prix, his debut in the Formula 1 paddock. Aside from Richland F1, Dan also writes for Rumble Strip News, as well as maintaing his own modest blog.