Haas F1 Team will make its debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team in 30 years. And many of the precision parts and assemblies that go into building the team’s Formula One car, as well as the related equipment needed to run the 21-race schedule that spans the globe, are being made on Haas CNC machines.
At Haas F1 Team’s U.S. base in Kannapolis, North Carolina, the machine shop is constantly buzzing. Complex, high-precision parts, large and small, are being made by American machinists using Haas CNC machines shipped directly from the company’s headquarters in Oxnard, California.
As the official machine tool supplier of Haas F1 Team, Haas Automation is able to showcase its product to a worldwide audience and, specifically, build important business-to-business relationships inside the Formula One paddock.
“As the official machine tool of Haas F1 Team, it automatically conveys Haas Automation’s place among the pinnacle of motorsports,” said Gene Haas, who founded Haas Automation in 1983 and has shaped it into the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. “When you hear ‘F1’ you know exactly what it is – a global racing series that showcases the latest technology and attracts the best talent in engineering and design. Haas Automation has an excellent reputation in the United States and I want that reputation to grow worldwide. Connecting Haas Automation with F1 in name and in practice when the Haas F1 Team debuts in 2016 is the best way to grow our business and elevate Haas Automation to a premium, global brand.”