Why Haas will (probably) leave Formula 1

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The writing's on the wall if you ask me. Haas are in the mud at the back of the Formula 1 field. By far and a way the slowest car, and both drivers are rookies - and struggling. And if you ask me, I don't think the name is going to be in Formula 1 for much longer.
Here's why.
Go give uncle Aldas' take on this a watch n'all.
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  1. Tommo


    15 napja

    This video was finished before the rumours came out on Thursday suggesting that Gene is looking to sell up his stake. WHAT TIMING. So yeah, that's why I don't mention those rumours. Maybe I can just see the future eh. Oh, and go give Aldi's video on this subject a watch n'all.

    • Mark Mitchell

      Mark Mitchell

      19 órája

      @Ditiro Motene lots of money may go in I'm sure not much ever comes out

    • Mark Mitchell

      Mark Mitchell

      19 órája

      @Dackyc92 what aldi oh there's time yet

    • Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου

      Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου

      9 napja

      @chris l I ' m talking about the man make the video and the fans who want Haas to be such a great American team..not you espesially...Parnelli referend to F1 history like that...and RAM was a real American tryout...I suggest Haas had to bring Ford back in F1...

    • chris l

      chris l

      9 napja

      @Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου you must have misread my comment. I said NOTHING about a great American team.

    • Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου

      Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου

      9 napja

      @chris l A great American team ???!!! He have to check Parnelli ( Mario Andretti's first team ) or " Skoal Bandit RAM in 1984 )...

  2. MaX Frost

    MaX Frost

    9 órája

    The most possible reason why Gene Haas still wants to stay in F1 is that they have a deus ex machina coming up for the next regulations change next season. If it's not that, then they're waiting to sell to Uralkali. Btw, if Liberty wants an american team in F1: just bring Ford back!

  3. MercyShot83


    12 órája

    The american Minardis

  4. Gabriel Palileo

    Gabriel Palileo

    16 órája

    After Imola, Mick made Nikita look as if he was driving a great war-era tank

  5. TMG


    21 órája

    100% agree Tommo. Hate to see them go, but it seems inevitable at this point.

  6. boyiscola



    While Mezespin Sr. got his start in oil & gas, Uralkali is a fertiliser company.

  7. Kuehnlefarmsgaming



    If Haas leaves f1 is it possible for team Chevy (corvette) join the sport? they are in the making of the Zora, which will be a hybrid Corvette C8

  8. Daniel Jones

    Daniel Jones


    Gosh I hope no one takes their place. They would be just as slow if they joined from fresh.

  9. Mc Lovin

    Mc Lovin

    2 napja

    I just remember growing up in America and it was always "AH, NASCAR BEST RACE HURR DURR".(Still doing it for Dale, though) Indy Car doesn't even touch Nascar's attention, usually. Nobody really talked about F1. I regret only recently learning about Niki Lauda and James Hunt in my late 20s and not much sooner. Let alone the modern field with Hamilton dominating. I hope it can really pick up in the mainstream.

  10. Louis Galli

    Louis Galli

    2 napja

    I'm an American. I can't root for Haas this year. I don't even think of them as an American team. They're totally beholding to a Russian oligarch and gave his brat a car. Reminds me too much of Trump. Just another Russian stooge.

  11. Franco Romero

    Franco Romero

    2 napja

    Thia was a good theory for DTS next season you should label as spoiler just in case

  12. Peter Jespersen

    Peter Jespersen

    2 napja

    Unfortunately your comments are spot on. I used to really like the Haas approach to things, but now ... I'm only able to watch the seven minute summary found on the F1 YT channel - mostly to ensure that Sir Lewis bags his eight world championship.

  13. Brandon Cascade

    Brandon Cascade

    2 napja

    Do you think he'll move the team to Russia? No point in keeping it in Kannapolis, no one will accept it as an American F1 team.

  14. coolerneo


    2 napja

    Uralkali is not an oil company, they make pesticides Get your facts straight man

  15. pyromcr


    2 napja

    This guy looks like the British Mazepin

  16. Kevin Schart

    Kevin Schart

    2 napja

    a buddy of mine basically forced me to watch "drive to survive" over the winter, and I loved every minute of it. I subscribed to f1 tv so I can catch the races, and my maiden season as an F1 fan is off to a very exciting start. watching max and ham go at is going to make me a life long fan.

  17. Chris Agnew

    Chris Agnew

    3 napja

    I always get a chuckle when someone says Haas didn't do due diligence with Rich Energy. The didn't even Google Rich Energy. I did when Rich bid on Force India and I found a nearly bare Facebook page and a website someone slapped together in 15 minutes.

  18. Mutant Ryeff

    Mutant Ryeff

    3 napja

    StewartHaas isn't doing that great in NASCAR either.

  19. marc Jones

    marc Jones

    3 napja

    I came here from josh

  20. Link Scarlet

    Link Scarlet

    3 napja

    Yo. Excited about a Miami GP and my uncle travels to Texas pretty frequently for the US grand prix

  21. David Pando

    David Pando

    3 napja

    I would have subscribed.....until you told me too. seems your ploy works enough for you

  22. TeddyWestside412


    3 napja

    Mazespin is there just because his daddy has money......LOTS of money.......I am still not a huge fan of Lance but at least he seems like a decent driver and had a way better career preF1 than Mazepin ever had.

  23. Brian T

    Brian T

    3 napja

    TLDR: because he thinks they will. No proof, no circumstantial evidence, no conspiracy theory, just good old "I think so". What would be the motive for uralkali to buy the team? They wouldn't get more exposure than they are now. Would that help them from a technology standpoint? Is their owner a motorsports fan? Was it his lifelong dream to own an f1 team? You might as well have said ferrari should sell to ups because they had a shit 2020.

  24. Brian T

    Brian T

    3 napja

    Is it possible that gene thinks roman is highly likely to crash even before 2020 and just sees indycar as less safe given the ovals?

  25. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris

    3 napja

    Fi has never been U.S based. CAN-AM -IMSA-SCCA those cars are more fun to watch, and others if the FIA doesn't want our money. let the eurosnobs get the money go to the middle east markets and so be it . we dont need the FIA for U.S motorsports.

  26. Edo Black

    Edo Black

    4 napja

    Ohhh why does lance get so much hate he won f2 by 140 points and he's the youngest podium sitter in f1

  27. Edo Black

    Edo Black

    4 napja

    You dumb they literally said that that they were using the same car but they spent all 2020s and 2021s budjet on 2022

  28. Philipp Gutzeit

    Philipp Gutzeit

    4 napja

    Maybe haas goes and Porsche coms

  29. Tom R.

    Tom R.

    4 napja

    @Tommo; regarding the Italian Stallion Gunther - he is from an area called Südtirol (city of Meran), part Austrian/ part Italian, and most people talk German and Italian there. I go there every year for skiing (wife goes shopping in Meran) - as always, very entertaining video!

  30. TheGuyWhoIsAustralian


    4 napja

    cuz they suck?

  31. D.j.O'Connor


    4 napja

    It's far from an American team... yes the owners American but other than that... there is no other American representation on that team no driver no crew members... I've always been against it being called America's F1 team

  32. Dhameer Govind

    Dhameer Govind

    4 napja

    I actually thought Lawrence stroll had more wealth than Dmitry Mazepin. When I googled it, it showed Stroll 3.2 Billion US and Mazepin 1.2 Billion US. Maybe you referring to their respective companies wealth or something. Aside from all this, I'd also be disappointed if the only American team quits. I'd like to see them in F1 as a sustainable team. Hopefully the new rules make it that way.

  33. karlos swift

    karlos swift

    4 napja

    Sadly I fear you are correct about Gene Haas exit being eminent. As a Yank I have done my part to convert a few (10) of my fellow bloats to the sport of F1. To give context they are all major fans of American style football. Well, I can proudly say after showing them a race before the NFL game broadcast they have become very educated fans of the sport and race strategy 👊👏 Can you say planned Mancation to Miami 2022!!

  34. Scott Jacobs

    Scott Jacobs

    4 napja

    Yeah, Gene has been running a motorsports team, yadda yadda yadda, but the dude moving to Indy had just come within a hair's breath of buring to death. Did Gene word the statement weird? Sure. Do I understand where he was coming from? You bet.

  35. Thomas Leaf

    Thomas Leaf

    4 napja

    UralKali F1 seems like a foregone conclusion, but F1 wont grow in popularity in the US until there is a legit American F1 driver...which isn't happening any time soon.

  36. Sean Thompson

    Sean Thompson

    4 napja

    marzepan!! and schu arevpretty crap lets face it

  37. Sean Thompson

    Sean Thompson

    4 napja

    but we need to fire him anyway

  38. Sean Thompson

    Sean Thompson

    4 napja

    no he is german sorry

  39. Shine Automotive

    Shine Automotive

    4 napja

    Hass Showed promising when they first came on board it’s a shame really

  40. Jude_Illusion


    5 napja


  41. Daz not Daz

    Daz not Daz

    5 napja

    1:15 indeed they were brilliant at the start but have since gone south ! Yup agree with K Mag comments you made. Hindsight's a lovely thing.

  42. David Cote

    David Cote

    5 napja

    Boring guy....terrible 😴

  43. DAV3


    5 napja

    HAAS will keep on F1 in 2022

  44. joe popes

    joe popes

    5 napja

    I'm not sure about that. Haas knew they will be last and focused on the 2022 season. They knew they wont get any glory in 2021 and what it will cost them. The first 3 races are exactly how expected. What make you think they give up now ?

  45. TheBlueberry606


    5 napja

    You keep saying the US doesn't support F1, well, we do, problem is its not on a over the air channel, its stuck on ESPN. Most racing fans have ditched cable and satellite. Who wants to spend money on ESPN when the only thing you will watch is F1? There are to many other racing formats to consume.

  46. TheSistChannel


    5 napja

    Yeah Günther Steiner is italian but he is from South Tyrol which is an autonomy where you speak German because it belonged to Austria until 1945. So, yes technically he is italian, but not an italien speaking italien. It would be more accurate to call him tyrolean.

  47. James Walling

    James Walling

    5 napja

    Long time American F1 fan here, Gene needs to sell the team. At this point he is damaging his motorsport legacy. Letting a Russain flag be draped over his American car, frankly it's sad and embarrassing. Can't sell out much harder then that.

  48. Opi


    5 napja

    drop haas, bring in koenigsegg.

  49. Craig T

    Craig T

    5 napja

    I'm British but I have a Russian mother, and at one point in my life I had duel Russian citizenship. The Russian people have their own problems at home with state corruption and poverty being the geopolitical issues they care about most, the Mazepin's and Formula 1 aren't at the forefront of their minds I don't think. Daniil Kvyat is a much better reflection of a real Russian person I think, Nikita has clearly spent most of his life living outside Russia enjoying the perks of Western life.

  50. Jerry Olcsvary

    Jerry Olcsvary

    5 napja

    How did Mazepin get his superlicence. He is a shit driver.

  51. Zach A

    Zach A

    5 napja

    The production quality of your videos is next level. Transitions are buttery smooth and effects are high quality. It honestly looks very professional. I’m curious if you do most of the production yourself or if you have some help putting the videos together.

  52. Timmy B

    Timmy B

    5 napja

    4 car grid in a couple years.

  53. Toms onfire

    Toms onfire

    5 napja

    P5 or P fouyave?

  54. A different Kind of Heyoka

    A different Kind of Heyoka

    5 napja

    Ya, I don't think he's selling. It'd be dumb to sell when you'll be competitive again in 2022. I CAN see the Mazepins starting their own team with Nikita and Dani...Personal opinion Go HAAS!!! made you scroll

    • A different Kind of Heyoka

      A different Kind of Heyoka

      19 órája

      @Mark Mitchell Awwwww, horse shit!

    • Mark Mitchell

      Mark Mitchell

      19 órája

      There's an alloted amount of teams so unless a team gets sold how can the mazespins just set up their own team

  55. Nicks games

    Nicks games

    6 napja

    Do you think new teams will join the grid?

  56. Michi


    6 napja

    Günther Steiner is from South Tyrol, which is part of Italy since WW1, but is culture- and languagewise german/austrian. His mother language is german, thats why many don't recognise him as italian

  57. Hardware Mentor PK

    Hardware Mentor PK

    6 napja

    What will haas be called after it is sold ? HAAD

  58. Chris P

    Chris P

    6 napja

    Where’s the story?

  59. M Fuller

    M Fuller

    6 napja

    Suprise ! When Haas first entered F1, I predicted they would last 4/5 years before giving up. They had some limited success early on when they were pratically a Ferrari B team. 3rd rate drivers ( in fi terms) like Grosean and Magnisson were never going to push Haas forward. And now they are about to give up ? no suprise there. American teams just dont have the staying power for F1, As private companies like Haas or major companies such as Ford ( 2000) F1 is mostly a European sport and long may it be so. ☺

  60. Bret Z

    Bret Z

    6 napja

    Haas cnc is xxxx

  61. Wildlife Jeff

    Wildlife Jeff

    6 napja

    As an American I've met approximately zero US F1 fans. I'd be very sad if HASS F1 died though, even though I'm a hardcore Mclaren fan. Also we need UK Indycar fans, so go check that out.

  62. Shoaib H

    Shoaib H

    6 napja

    "some of you would argue that you cannot become a billionaire without some form of exploitation" - tommo☭

    • rockifythis


      3 napja

      comrade tommo!!

  63. Dee S

    Dee S

    7 napja

    Gunther Steiner is from Bolzano, Italy. Great Italian city 45 minutes from Innsbruck 👍

  64. OldAnalytics


    7 napja

    Subscriped to the channel. Im from Germany. I dont think Haas will leave F1 because of the deals with Mazepin and Schumacher. Schumacher brings in some sponsors like 1&1 and has the Ferrari Academy background, so Ferrari wants to keep the seat.. And Mazepin has got a father. As far as the driver contracts go, and they said that they got multiple year contracts, Hass will continue racing in F1. The only option is without Gene.

  65. griffisjm


    7 napja

    There has never been a meritocracy when it comes to racing and yes mazepin did something stupid, but the fact that people just keep harping on it is just stupid, she didn't press charges. Why do you think that having oil money is in some way bad, having money is not bad, good for you if you do! Everything we use is a product of oils, whether in the materials such as plastic or more so the way we receive or products, even fruits and vegetables are harvested with gas/diesel powered tractors and brought to market in trucks or trains, OIL. Last, I don't think Gunther is doing bad, his team slumped, then covid hit. He worked with NO MONEY last year, and had an engine that sucked and he had no way of knowing whether or not the engine would be good this year, his call to bring on 2 rookies and put all of their wind tunnel time and money and design efforts into 2022 was a hard decision I'm sure but a smart one. He has brought in several new employees to help as well. Why would he bring in one driver when he can let both have a year to get used to this level, especially when you know your car socks and the engine may suck as well. You people act like paid drivers are something bad, like said, all these F1 drivers are paid drivers. Do you think a poor kid could race karts the leave Australia as a teen and go live in Europe?? Yeah poor kids unfortunately don't get to do that! Everybody still harping on Calums black eye, get over it, that was a while ago and atleast we know he takes this shit seriously. How come nobody is throwing a fit that Russell, a leader in the safety association could care less about if Valteri is injured and hit him, oh but mazepin is such a bad guy, hypocrites! Get over yourselves! Gene was honest about Grosjean, the man almost lost his life in his car, that played on his mind and instead of lying about it he told the truth. The only reason HAAS is taking a PR beating is cause of people like you who are beating a dead horse hoping to pad your ratings, and trying to insinuate that because Gene made a mistake which could've damn well been because of bad financial advise would mean he is a bad person or lacks on integrity is absolutely asinine. LOOK IN THE MIRROR, YOU SCREW UP ALL OF THE TIME AS WELL, WE ALL DO! If pricks like you, WTF1 and all these other HUeye wannabe journalists would quit going for the throat things would be better for HAAS, but if that's what you want to do then do it that's fine, just don't sit there smiling acting fake as hell like you like them.

  66. willlasdf123


    7 napja

    Man, if only it was Penske or Gannasi that got to be the American team over Haas, smh

  67. Jpiks piks

    Jpiks piks

    7 napja

    7:44 That was brutal for you know who 😂

  68. tractorback76


    7 napja

    It's harder to watch motorsports for me the older I get. Probably because I learn that it's just a millionaire and billionaire club and their kids.

    • Sparky Butts

      Sparky Butts

      3 napja

      Same tbh

  69. Archie Andrews

    Archie Andrews

    7 napja

    Square space deez nutz

  70. Joe Ayres

    Joe Ayres

    7 napja

    If Smoke didn't have too much on his plate, he could've managed that team better than Gene.

  71. Dave Addams

    Dave Addams

    7 napja

    I think D2S specifically Netflix gave Haas money but in return Haas har to act like bigger clowns that they are for the money

  72. Mark Senecal

    Mark Senecal

    7 napja

    Urakali is a Russian fertilizer producer. It is not an oil company.

  73. Kroshotnick Neosun

    Kroshotnick Neosun

    7 napja

    As an American I am just going to start supporting Red Bull

  74. life sucks

    life sucks

    7 napja

    my guy what mazepin did is not particularly looked down upon in russia, russia literally decriminalised wife beating do you really think a little groping bothers anyone?

  75. anthony s.

    anthony s.

    7 napja

    Maaaaan how does Guenther Steiner have a German name speaks with a German accent and is somehow Italian? Something isn’t adding up here 🤔

  76. Prashant Parekh

    Prashant Parekh

    8 napja

    No way 🤣 G.S Is Italian you heard him speak?

  77. Mavro Manitari

    Mavro Manitari

    8 napja

    *Unpopular opinion: No true F1 fan should miss that dogshit team. Why?* 1. They represent in the sport a whole continent (US) without chosing a single proper sponsor let alone manufacture their own engine (GM &/or Ford), offering literally nothing in the sport and it's development the rest have done so in the past and few of them still do. 2. They are now backed by a controversial corrupted Russian oligarch who has placed his incompetent (always weaker than his teamates most of his entire career), violent (punched Illot), abusive (groping scandal) son in a seat pretty much everone else deserved more, right after being sponsored by another scummy company (Rich). 3. Untalented, the only time they've succeeded as a team is when they used the 2018 fuel flow cheating Ferrari engine, not because of the talent of their whole team, subsequent years proved this by being always the slowest Ferrari powered team. Only talent in there is Steiner who is the only man making this joke of a team somewhat interesting.

  78. ryan nelson

    ryan nelson

    8 napja

    Twentee nine een

  79. Kiid Wang

    Kiid Wang

    8 napja

    Feel bad for Haas but it was coming.

  80. Suq Madiq

    Suq Madiq

    8 napja

    2018 is pronounced twehnee aye een according to this guy. I can’t listen to this

  81. Kerron Centis

    Kerron Centis

    8 napja

    Mazerpin?? You mean Trasherpin! Illot is 20x better than la femme Nikita

  82. AlbertJ88


    8 napja

    I think for America to have a successful f1 team, it would have to be a factory team from Ford or chevy, somebody that with the automotive knowledge, and can produce the large budget and personnel base that the large successful teams have

  83. robert fouts

    robert fouts

    8 napja

    "Come on Daddy........Just buy me my own F1 team, PLEASE!" "Pass me the Waadkaa again."

    • robert fouts

      robert fouts


      Is it Mazepin, or Mazespin😂

    • robert fouts

      robert fouts


      @Darren Here Here! 👍

    • Darren



      "Come on Daddy........Just buy me my own F1 team, PLEASE!" "Pass me the Waadkaa again." The same could be said for lance stool.

  84. JR McPuff-n-Stuff

    JR McPuff-n-Stuff

    8 napja

    Gunther needs to go he doesn't know what he's doing

  85. Kiik Rousberg

    Kiik Rousberg

    8 napja

    Isn't Lando a pay driver too, even though he keeps on reminding that his daddy doensn't have as much as Lawrence?

  86. b0nz1official


    8 napja

    Guenther Steiner does not seem "Italian" because he is from South Tyrol, an Italian province with a German speaking majority. It was part of Tyrol (Austria) but Italy claimed it after the First World war. Culturally it is definitely still much more similar to the Alpine regions of Austria or Germany than anything else.

  87. Josias


    8 napja

    Considering the fact that nascar and Indycar and MUCH cheaper to attend and MUCH more accessible than f1, f1 will always have a hard time tapping into the American market. They do t do much to appeal to the “Everyman”, and many of those who know about f1 and would go to a race couldn’t afford it

  88. Alex Clarke

    Alex Clarke

    8 napja


  89. D Mase

    D Mase

    8 napja

    1 of 6 US F1 fans here.

  90. BioDiver


    9 napja

    As an American, most people I know who weren't following F1 didn't know there was an American team until local media made a stink about the "American F1 team selling out to the Russians." Aside from that, most Americans would care more if there were American drivers in F1. The FIA changed their rules to allow more American races to count towards a super license, but it's still at a huge disadvantage compared to elsewhere in the world.

  91. PavelPower


    9 napja

    It's interesting that the Brits still can't pronounce Haas. Pronouncing it as "has" is like pronouncing "car" as "care"

  92. PavelPower


    9 napja

    I had high, but realistic hopes for Haas. The last few years have been tough to watch tho. .. Good job on all the research for this video.

  93. James Gentry

    James Gentry

    9 napja

    Haas isn't wrong about his Grosjean in indy car statement. Indycar does have the higher death rate the last 20 years compared to nascar and F1. So he is actually right just not the most PC way of saying it.

  94. S. Andre Yoder Harris

    S. Andre Yoder Harris

    9 napja

    Honestly did he think this was going to be easy he hasn’t been an F1 for 10 years and he’s quitting oh well see ya wouldn’t want to be you.😂😆🤣 PS I’m following you now

  95. Richardson richly

    Richardson richly

    9 napja

    Haas cought in 4k

  96. Simon S

    Simon S

    9 napja

    Ah Günther is from Südtirol... (without checking)

  97. extramile150


    9 napja

    yes...I agree.

  98. Grain OP

    Grain OP

    9 napja

    Watched S1 of Drive: Woah there's an underdog team that is also from my country, I can get behind this. Lemme get into this sport. *2 seasons later* Oh

  99. Paul Rail

    Paul Rail

    9 napja

    The comments about Grosjean make sense when you think about how accident-prone and dangerous he is. He definitely has a much higher likelyhood of a fatal crash than most other professional drivers (and just had 1 extremely close call that put him in the hospital).

  100. Duderama 67

    Duderama 67

    9 napja

    Listen Tommo, Grosjean does not belong in top level motorsport. Just being occasionally quick will never be enough. His judgement is lacking.