Date: 1st January 2018 at 6:35pm
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American outfit Haas F1 are the newbie team within Formula One.

Having first entered the sport at the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, the team set a new blue print for how teams can be successful in Formula One.

They have outsourced various parts of their cars development to other companies and have purchased as much as they are allowed from engine supplier Ferrari.

This enabled them to be competitive straight out of the box in 2016, with points scored on their debut and in total from 16 races.

But in 2017 the team didn’t enjoy as good a season as they would have hoped with Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen finding the car hard to drive at times.

There wasn’t much development during the season either and this was due to the focus shifting towards 2018 too early.

‘With the developments, I think we expected more but then again, we were fully aware that we had changed over early to next year’s car. Haas team principal Gunther Steiner told

‘With hindsight, would we do something different? Maybe we would develop a little bit longer with this year’s car, but you cannot go back.

‘It’s something in between and there is no clear answer. We had to focus on next year’s car because the last thing we want to do is to have a big drop in performance next year.

‘So I am pretty confident that next year’s car will be better, otherwise we wouldn’t have done that.’