Gene Haas has changed the name of his new Formula 1 team, which is set to debut on the grid in 2016.
The American outfit was originally granted an entry for 2015 under the Haas Formula name, but it was announced in June that the planned launch of the team had been postponed by a year.
Haas F1 Team is the new name of the squad, which will be based in Kannapolis, North Carolina. “Haas F1 Team automatically conveys our place among the pinnacle of motorsports,” said Haas.
“When you hear ‘F1′ you know exactly what it is – a global racing series that showcases the latest technology and attracts the best talent in engineering and design.
“Haas Automation has an excellent reputation in the United States and I want that reputation to grow worldwide. Connecting Haas Automation with F1 in name and in practice when the Haas F1 Team debuts in 2016 is the best way to grow our business and elevate Haas Automation to a premium, global brand.”
Gene Haas founded Haas Automation in 1983 and also co-owns the Stewart-Haas Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup team.
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