Haas became the first American F1 team since 1986 when they made their debut in 2016. Gene Haas is the founder of the team, who have competed in NASCAR previously with a lot of success. Technical partners with Ferrari, Haas will be uses their gearbox and power unit as well as receiving technical support from them. The team signed Gutierrez alongside Grosjean to race for them in 2016, their first season.
Scoring points on their debut, Haas became the first constructor since 2002 to achieve this. An impressive fifth for Grosjean in Bahrain followed but the rest of the season their performance was less strong. However, it was enough for a respectable 8th in the championship.
With Magnussen signed for 2017, Gutierrez left the team. The team managed to score points more regularly and achieved two double points finishes across the season. Overall, despite scoring more highly, they finished in eighth again.
They are retaining the same drivers for 2018.