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Juan Pablo Montoya Is Right: US-Based Haas F1 Team Doomed to Failure

NASCAR team owner and manufacturing tycoon Gene Haas is set to enter Formula One next year. His team, Haas Formula, will be based in Kannapolis, North Carolina, making it the only F1 constructor outside Europe. Ferrari and Toro Rosso are in Italy, Sauber in Switzerland, and the remaining eight teams have their homes in a small region of England colloquially known as "Motorsport Valley." The overwhelming majority of the teams' suppliers are in the same area and all the drivers have European homes. The sport is so heavily Euro-centric that no team with a base elsewhere has entered F1 for at least 30 years. Therefore, it came as little surprise that many eyebrows were raised when Haas made his announcement. Among those who think an American ba...

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