TRIB­UTES TO TEAM OWNER HAAS

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Trib­utes have been paid to leg­endary US team owner Carl Haas after his death was an­nounced last week at the age of 86.

Haas achieved most of his suc­cess in the CART Indycar Se­ries after join­ing forces with Amer­i­can ac­tor Paul New­man in 1983 to run F1 cham­pion Mario An­dretti. The Amer­i­can won the ti­tle the next year and his son Michael also won the cham­pi­onship with the team, along with Nigel Mansell and Se­bastien Bour­dais (when the se­ries be­came Champ Cars).

Justin Wil­son took the team’s fi­nal vic­tory in 2008 and Haas with­drew from Indycar in 2011 cit­ing the poor eco­nomic cli­mate.

Carl Haas and Se­bastien Bour­dais,one of his Champ Car stars Haas briefly en­tered F1 in the 1980s but strug­gled fi­nan­cially Mansell won Indycar ti­tle with Haas on his first at­tempt in 1993

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