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American driver would be great but not vital - Haas

Gene Haas says it would be "phenomenal" to have an American driver line-up on the grid driving an American built Formula 1 car in 2016. The American businessman and co-owner of NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing, is hopeful that one of his two seats will go to a US racer, though he admits it's more important to be competitive than patriotic. "Seat number one is going to obviously be taken by an existing F1 driver that has experience with the current engine package and chassis," he told Autosport. "And then position two is open. It would be great if we could put [an American] in there - it would just be the home run: an American team with an American driver in a...
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