The new-for-2016 American Formula 1 team Haas have announced that its first F1 car passed the mandatory FIA crash tests, moving another step closer to its F1 debut this season.
Entering a partnership with Ferrari has enabled the team to obtain listed parts and an engine from the Italian manufacturer, becoming the eleventh team on the F1 grid for 2016.
Teams are only allowed to test if their cars pass the crash tests under the FIA rules, and completion of the final homologation papers will be within the next few days with the tests completed which will allow the Haas car to run.
The Banbury-based team, who moved into the factory vacated by the Manor Marussia F1 Team last year, confirmed the completion of its test on it’s official Twitter account this evening, with the team looking forward to their debut at the first pre-season test in Barcelona early next month.
Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez have already been signed up to race for the team for 2016.