Date: 5th January 2016 at 10:47am
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Haas team boss Guenther Steiner is not coming to Formula One to make up the numbers.

The Italian has previously worked at Jaguar and Red Bull Racing, but has been part of building the new Haas F1 team from its inception.

That has meant building a team from scratch, from all the staff, to the car, to the drivers, everything is new.

On the track the partnership with Ferrari could mean that they are competitive from the off, so much so that despite the likes of Manor Marussia earning very few points over the last few years, Haas are targeting a top ten finish on their debut.

‘We would like to make the points. Qualifying, if we get to Q2 we will be fine,’he told Sky Sports.

‘To have a chance of points is our goal and to put on a good show. To show what we have worked the last two years for and we have no big dramas going on. That is our biggest aim at the moment.’

The driver line-up is a solid one, with Romain Grosjean switching from the Lotus/Renault team and Esteban Gutierrez, coming in as part of the Ferrari deal.

Established but young and talented.

This helps with the development of the car, both on the track and at the factory.

He continued: ‘the signing of Romain helped a lot to give it credibility as people said ‘if Romain Grosjean, one of the best drivers in F1, joins the team he should know what he is doing as he has been in the business for a long time, so he must have done his due diligence’. A lot of good people applied for a job with us after that.’