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'We're not ready' for an American driver – Haas

Gene Haas believes his Formula 1 team is not yet good enough for an American driver as it is still lacking the experience needed to develop one.

The lack of American drivers in F1 was a hot topic over the winter as Haas team principal Guenther Steiner suggested none are ready to drive for the American team, leading to a strong response from a number of IndyCar drivers. After McLaren boss Zak Brown recently named 2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden as someone he would put in an F1 car, Haas himself believes Steiner’s message was misunderstood and claims it is the team that needs to improve in order to accommodate …

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