How Is Hass Keeping Up With The Big Boys?
Before 2022, The Hass Formula1 Racing Team has been at the back of the pack. But this year, we can see a significant difference in where this low-field team has placed.
Last race (Bahrain Grand Prix), Hass’ Kevin Magnussen made his way into 5th place, getting an excellent start in points for the beginning of the season. Also, I must admit that I was impressed with Mick Schumacher’s placing in the race as well.
Since Mick made his debut in F1, he is almost always in the back, placing around 17th place. That’s on a good race, but at Bahrain, ol’ Mick placed 10th. 10th may not seem like it’s all that good, but for Mick, 10th might as well be 1st.
But that brings us to the question of why Hass has been so good this season.
Unlike Mercedes, Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, and Alfa Romeo, Hass is not a car manufacturing company. So that means that racing teams like RedBull, Alpine, Alpha Tauri, and Williams have to borrow engines from other manufacturers.
Take RedBull, for example; RedBull, in 2020, used an Aston Martin engine and then in 2021 switched to Honda.
Since RedBull does not manufacture its own cars and engines, they have to use other manufacturers’ engines.
Hass is no exception.
Hass has used Ferrari engines for over 5 years. It didn’t seem like Ferrari’s engines were doing much for them, especially since Ferrari themselves wasn’t doing so well for a while, but it seems to have paid off this season.
As we’ve seen from the race in Bahrain and the race this morning in Saudi Arabia, Ferrari’s new engines have been absolutely burning rubber which is why Hass has been doing so well.
As we continue forward in this thrilling season, I expect great things from Hass. Their cars seem to be fast, and the engines from Ferrari are making a name for themselves.
Hass is catching many people’s eyes now, including my own, and after seeing their performance this year, I can’t help but wonder if Hass will become more than just the low-field team they’ve been since 2016.