Gene Haas has outlined his plans to bring 'American smarts' to Formula 1 and try to beat the Europeans at their own game.
The NASCAR team co-owner is set to bring Haas Formula to the grid in 2016 after gaining approval from the FIA. Despite the sport being very Euro-centric, he plans to keep the team based in the United States, but will set up a European workshop in the UK that will create 250 jobs in the midlands.
'I think initially we are going to be hiring around 200, maybe a little bit more than that at 250,' Haas told The Telegraph. 'We really are going to be an American team. We are going to be different.
'There is no doubt about it in my mind because this is how we do things.'
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