The F1 Haas team is a Formula One racing team that was established by NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series team co-owner Gene Haas in 2014. Its full team name is Rich Energy Haas F1 Team and they were slated to join Formula One competition in 2015 but postponed their entry to 2016.

Beginning 2019, the team was rebranded as Rich Energy Haas F1 team after the team reached a sponsorship deal with British energy drink brand Rich Energy. The team’s headquartered in Kannapolis, North Carolina alongside NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing.

The F1 Haas team had its maiden race at 2016 Australian Open and so far, they have entered in a total of 65 races. The team has yet to win a Constructors or Drivers championship. Neither has it won a Grand Prix race yet nor has a team member taken pole position in all of the races they’ve entered. Since 2016, the F1 Haas team has racked up a total of 177 Formula One competition points and it finished 5th in the Constructors championship last season with a total of 93 points.

“Racing" Engine

For the 2019 Formula One season, Haas is using the Haas VF-19 Formula One car. Was designed by Italian manufacturer Dallara and made its debut at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix driven by Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.

The Haas VF 19 is powered by a Ferrari 064 1.6 L (98 cu in) direct injection V6 turbocharged engine which is limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted and rear-wheel drive layout. Its electric motor is the Ferrari kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems and uses a Ferrari semi-automatic gearbox transmission with eight forward and one reverse gear.

“Racing" Drivers

For the 2019 Formula One season, Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will drive for the Haas F1 team.

Frenchman Romain Grosjean made his Formula One debut for Renault in 2009 but was not retained for the next season. He returned in 2012 with the Lotus F1 team and raced alongside Kimi Raikkonen before moving to the Haas team, which joined Formula One in 2016.

After winning all of the 10 rounds of the Formula Lista Junior championship in 2003, Grosjean moved up to Formula Renault the following year. In 2005, he raced a full season for the Formula 3 Euro Series before joining the inaugural GP2 Asia Series in 2007. Because he was part of the Renault Driver Development Program, he replaced Nelson Piquet Jr. in the wake of the Crashgate Controversy.

When he was not retained by Renault for the 2010 season, he drove in the FIA GT1 World Championship before returning to Auto GP. Competing full-time in the GP2 Series and the GP2 Asia Series before getting the call to drive the rebranded Lotus F1 team ( formerly Renault).

Kevin Magnussen is the son of former Formula One driver and four-time Le Mans GT class winner Jan Magnussen. He was a product of McLaren’s Young Driver Programme and started his Formula One career with McLaren and then Renault before coming over to the Haas team in 2017.

Magnussen started in Karting as well before moving up to Formula Ford then to Formula Renault. In 2010, he competed in the German Formula Three Championship and finished third while at the same time winning the best rookie title. After spending time as a test driver in McLaren, he was promoted to the Formula 1 team in 2014 to replace Sergio Perez.

He is only the second Danish driver to take a points-scoring finish after his father who finished 6th in the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix. After Ricciardo was disqualified in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix for fuel irregularities, Magnussen was promoted to 2nd place to become the first rookie to finish 2nd since Jacque Villeneuve achieved the same feat at the 1996 Australian Grand Prix.

“Racing" Stats

Both Haas drivers, Romain Grosjean, and Kevin Magnussen have yet to earn a single point in this year’s Formula 1 competition. Both are also not expected to contend for the Drivers Championship and in fact, are among the longshots to win the championship in the latest odds on Formula One betting.

Grosjean retired in both the 2019 Australian Grand Prix and 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix then the French-Swiss national finished 11th at the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix.

Grosjean has a total of 146 starts in his Formula 1 career and he has accumulated a total of 381 points on 10 podiums. Six of those podiums were achieved in 2013 while racing for Lotus. So far, Grosjean has yet to win a Grand Prix race nor get pole position in any race he’s started. However, he ran the fastest lap once, at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. Grosjean finished last season at the #14 spot with 37 total points.

On the other hand, Kevin Magnussen is also still without a point in the current Formula One season. The 26-year old Danish driver finished in 6th place at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. He then fell to 13th spot in both the 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix and the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix.

Magnussen has started a total of 84 races in his Formula One career. Overall, he has collected a total of 145 Formula One points. In his maiden race, Magnussen finished 2nd in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix to become the first driver since Lewis Hamilton in 2007 to take a podium finish in his first ever race. However, that podium finish still stands as the only one in Magnussen’s career. Magnussen cracked the Top 10 in last year’s Drivers standings at #9 with a total of 56 points.

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