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Lines Which Racing Series Can’t Afford To Cross
Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014 – 8:26 | One Comment
Lines Which Racing Series Can’t Afford To Cross

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A friend asked the other day: What’s the big deal about the sound of the new Formula One engines? Who the hell cares what kind of sound engines make?
The answers is: Race fans the hell care. A lot. And not just the purist of the pure. Fans – and not [...]

Don’t Confuse Haas With Past U.S. F1 Wannabes
Friday, 18 Apr, 2014 – 8:40 | 6 Comments
Don’t Confuse Haas With Past U.S. F1 Wannabes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who [...]

Haas Lays Out Plans For Move Into Formula One
Monday, 14 Apr, 2014 – 14:17 | Comments Off
Haas Lays Out Plans For Move Into Formula One

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – California businessman Gene Haas said Monday he believes basing his Formula One operation in Kannapolis at the current Stewart-Haas Racing location will be an enhancement rather than a distraction to his four NASCAR teams.
“There are a lot of similarities between both forms of racing,” Haas said. “Both [...]

Gene Haas Granted Formula One License
Friday, 11 Apr, 2014 – 11:52 | Comments Off
Gene Haas Granted Formula One License

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Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been granted a Formula One license by the FIA.
The following is his statement:
“Obviously, we’re extremely pleased to have been granted a Formula One license by the FIA. It’s an exciting time for me, Haas Automation and anyone [...]

Haas Speeds Forward With Formula One Plans
Monday, 10 Feb, 2014 – 6:41 | Comments Off
Haas Speeds Forward With Formula One Plans

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas knows there are those who doubt his ability to field a Formula One team due to the failure of USF1 about five years ago, but that’s not keeping him from taking the next step in his pursuit of one.
Haas was scheduled to [...]

NASCAR Owner Haas Exploring Formula 1 Run
Friday, 17 Jan, 2014 – 15:14 | One Comment
NASCAR Owner Haas Exploring Formula 1 Run

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas is exploring the possibility of fielding an American-based team in Formula One, reportedly beginning in 2015.
Haas is co-owner with three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart of Stewart-Haas Racing. According to various reports, Haas’ interest in F1 is the result of an announcement in December [...]

Investigators: Veering Off Trail Hurt Schumacher
Wednesday, 8 Jan, 2014 – 19:09 | Comments Off
Investigators: Veering Off Trail Hurt Schumacher

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
French prosecutors investigating Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident have confirmed that the former Formula One World Driving Champion was “off-piste” – off a marked path – when he fell and hit his head on a rock.
But police investigators continuing to review footage from Schumacher’s helmet camera added they do not believe [...]

Video Studied In Schumacher Ski Accident Probe
Sunday, 5 Jan, 2014 – 21:15 | Comments Off
Video Studied In Schumacher Ski Accident Probe

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Footage from the helmet camera worn by Michael Schumacher on the morning he crashed while skiing in the French Alps is being examined by police trying to reconstruct the accident.
A seven-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Schumacher was injured when he fell and hit his helmeted head on a rock [...]

Vettel Voted Top Driver Of 2013 By RT Staff
Tuesday, 31 Dec, 2013 – 18:48 | One Comment
Vettel Voted Top Driver Of 2013 By RT Staff

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
In discussing the 2013 RacinToday.com Driver of the Year vote this week, veteran racing writer Mark Armijo asked the following question: How can you punish a driver for domination?
Other RT voters answered back: You can’t.
Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel, who dominated a racing season like few others have in recent [...]

Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation
Sunday, 29 Dec, 2013 – 19:19 | Comments Off
Update: Schumacher Has Second Brain Operation

Michael Schumacher has undergone a second operation to remove another hematoma on his injured brain, reducing inter-cranial pressure the former Formula 1 World Driving Champion sustained in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.
While Schumacher’s condition reportedly has shown slight improvement, the seven-time champion remained in an induced coma in critical condition.
According to [...]