Haas F1 car passes FIA crash tests

BY foxsports • January 9, 2016

Haas, F1's new Ferrari-linked American team, is on track to make its testing debut in February.

The team, based in Concord, North Carolina and also the old Marussia facility in Banbury (UK), announced late on Friday that its car has passed the mandatory FIA crash tests.

"Everything seems to come together," Haas F1 Team boss Gunther Steiner told British broadcaster Sky just before Christmas.

"Our pit equipment is almost all here now and we've done a garage check so when we set up in Barcelona we will be right.

"We will do the crash test at the beginning of January and then start to put one together to get ready for Feb. 22 in Barcelona."

French driver Romain Grosjean will race for Haas F1 Team in 2016.

Steiner said the car, whose livery colors are yet to be announced, will then be launched in Barcelona as the first group test kicks off.

"We have no spare time to do anything before so we will roll it out hopefully the day before the testing starts on the Sunday," he added.

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