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Haas F1 Team

Haas set to land Ferrari personnel based in Maranello

The American team had a torrid 2020 campaign, but it looks as though their outfit will be strengthened as Ferrari look to redeploy some of their employees.

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Haas are set to welcome some Ferrari personnel into the fold as the Scuderia looks to trim its staff in order to comply with cost cap restrictions.

Ferrari have supplied the American team with a power unit, gearbox and all non-listed parts in recent years, and 2021 will see them run one their junior drivers with Mick Schumacher ready to make his F1 debut.

Some staff members have already made the switch over to Haas, and Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto made it clear more will probably move in the future.

"If I have to reduce my organisation, I'm certainly more happy to know that those guys are joining Haas and reinforcing their team instead of being simply on the market or available to whatever other teams," he told formula1.com. "So that's certainly the way we are looking at the collaborations.

"Those persons will be in Maranello in a completely separate building to Scuderia Ferrari, so they will not have access to the Scuderia Ferrari building. It is separate and they will remain in the area.

"We tried to create new synergies with our customer teams looking to the future. You have seen recently, for example, a technical senior person like Simone Resta has moved into the Haas organisation an important and significant role.

"He is not the only one who will move to into the Haas organisation. A few other technicians will move, reducing our organisation which is required for the budget cap, but strengthening somehow the organisation of our customers and I would say partner teams."

Although Ferrari and Haas have a close relationship, Binotto made it clear they are not a junior team as the American outfit look to bounce back from a disappointing 2020 campaign that saw them claim just three points.

"Hass is a fully-independent team compared to Ferrari," he added. "It's not a junior team and we are not exchanging information beyond what's possible by the regulations, so it's a completely different organisation independent to Ferrari.


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