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.