Gene Haas wants distinguishable color for his F1 team, maybe yellow

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Gene Haas is keen on giving his new F1 team a distinguishable color when it makes its debut in the 2016 season, suggesting to Italian publication Autosprint that his cars could run in a yellow livery.

NASCAR team co-owner Haas recently confirmed that his plans to enter F1 in 2016 are on-schedule, with a new facility being built in Kannapolis, NC, to work in tandem with an operation based in the UK that will run out of the old Marussia factory.

Speaking to Autosprint, Haas said that he thought the majority of the cars in F1 all looked the same, clashing with the company colors of red and silver.

“We would love to have a car in line with the company’s image, but it must be good too,” Haas said. “All these cars in silver or gray look the same.

“I would like a color that can make us distinguishable. I like yellow.”

The pieces of the Haas F1 puzzle are slowly coming together, with the team reportedly signing former Red Bull designer Rob Taylor to oversee the production of the new car.

However, we will have to wait until the summer to find out who will be driving the Haas cars in 2015. Leading American hopeful Alexander Rossi confirmed to MotorSportsTalk in Canada last year that he had held talks with Haas, but the new FIA super license regulations could work against him.

The most famous F1 team to race in yellow was Jordan Grand Prix, an Irish team ran by the enigmatic Eddie Jordan that brought a sense of fun to the paddock whilst enjoying some success in the late ’90s and early 2000s.

IndyCar at IMS Friday: How to watch, start times, live streaming info

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With three races remaining in the NTT IndyCar Series season, Scott Dixon has a commanding lead and history on his side entering Friday’s opener of the Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The five-time series champion leads defending champ Josef Newgarden by 72 points.

Since 2014, the points leader with three races left has won the championship in five of the past six years, including Dixon in ’18.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has led the championship standings following every round after opening 2020 with three consecutive victories. Dixon also led the points by 78 points with three races remaining when he won the title in 2008.

Dixon, Newgarden, Pato O’Ward, Colton Herta, Will Power, Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato are championship eligible.

Anyone outside 108 points of the lead after Indy will be eliminated heading into the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida.

Here is the IndyCar Harvest GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course schedule for Friday (all times are ET), including details and start times:


Indianapolis Motor Speedway TV schedule for Friday

IndyCar Harvest GP Race 1: 3:30 p.m., USA Network, NBC Sports Gold and streaming on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com); Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer for IndyCar on NBCSN this weekend with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy.


IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway start times, information

COMMAND TO START ENGINES: 3:53 p.m.

GREEN FLAG: 4 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 85 laps (207.35 miles) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in Indianapolis.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Nine sets primary, five sets alternate (A 10th set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie.) Teams must use one set of primary and one set of alternate tires in the race.

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 57 degrees with a 0% chance of rain at the green flag.

QUALIFYING: 6:20 p.m. Thursday (NBC Sports Gold)

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 25 drivers racing this weekend at Indianapolis