The Haas Formula 1 team was founded by Gene Haas in 2014 and has been participating in Formula 1 since 2016. Gene Haas also serves as the team's CEO, with Italian Guenther Steiner as the team principal. The team's current drivers are Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen. Schumacher, son of the seven-time world champion, clinched the Formula 2 championship in 2020, while Magnussen is making a comeback after previously racing for the American team from 2017 to 2020. Haas has been using Ferrari engines for quite some time.

Haas' Disastrous 2021 Season

For the 2021 season, Haas made the decision to appoint two rookies. The team opted not to retain Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen, instead continuing with Mick Schumacher, son of Michael Schumacher, and Nikita Mazepin. Schumacher, who won the Formula 2 championship in 2020, earned his place in Formula 1. Mazepin, on the other hand, is primarily driving for the team due to significant financial backing from his father, Dmitry Mazepin.

Haas' sole focus was on the regulatory changes set to take place in 2022. The car was not developed further in 2021, and this was evident in the results. The Haas car only made it to Q2 twice and failed to score any points throughout the season.

Strong Start for the Team

Not every new team is immediately competitive in Formula 1, but Haas had a strong start in 2016. In fact, Romain Grosjean finished sixth in his first race for the team. In the following years, Haas was consistently in contention for points finishes. However, the 2019 season was a negative exception. The car was not fast enough and often found itself at the back of the field.

In 2020, Haas faced the challenge of survival. Being a private team, it was heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the team couldn't rely on a large budget, and the Ferrari power unit was also not competitive. As a result, Haas had to halt its development early on. Throughout the season, Haas managed to secure three points and finished ninth in the constructors' championship. The team avoided last place due to Williams failing to score any points that season.  

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