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Michael Andretti willing to buy Haas F1

Although Gene Haas has expressed on several occasions that his team is in good financial health and is capable of facing this season without the su


Although Gene Haas has expressed on several occasions that his team is in good financial health and is capable of facing this season without the support of Russian capital, the truth is that the outlook for the North American team is very dark from any perspective because it is not planned no injection of money to maintain operations in the short term, unless Haas himself mortgages or sells his family business. Faced with this dilemma, Michael Andretti declared that he is willing to acquire the assets of the team, including of course its registration in Formula 1.

Andretti himself admitted that for years he has been after Haas to sell him the team as he has partners willing to invest immediately if the business looks profitable. Andretti is interested in entering Formula 1 and tentatively mentions that it would be for 2024, with Renault as engine supplier, however, from the FIA ​​it has been indicated that there are no open registration processes for new teams situation that harms Andretti’s plans. Hence, given the critical situation of Haas F1, he is open to sitting down to negotiate in view of the obvious difficulties they are going through after Uralkali’s defection.

Acquiring Haas F1 would certainly make it easier to form Andretti Global as a team because they would have the registration and staff, beyond the contract with Renault to be their engine supplier. In this case, the link established between Gene Haas and Ferrari would come to an end, but it is logical when one of the parties changes ownership. Regarding the formation of a new team, Andretti pointed out that his plan is based on the hiring of five key people and around 500 employees to start operating, as well as building a base of operations in the United Kingdom.

In the words of Michael Andretti:

Yes [Gene Haas] want to sell you should call me. That makes it a lot easier for us. The last conversation I had with him was in October or November, he told me he doesn’t care if he’s in the back of the grid, it works fine for him. We will see now. I’m going to lay it out: if he wants us to call him, we’ll call him. He’s got my number, he’s a funny guy, hard to read. He might get tired of all this, I don’t know.

Via | speedweek