Haas would like to have an American driver in their arsenal – “There are a few guys in Formula 3”

Haas is currently the only American team on the Formula 1 grid with their best season being back in 2018.

With Guenther Steiner as the team principal at the moment, the outfit is not in the best shape at the moment.

Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin are the two rookie drivers associated with the team. However, there have been talks to have an American driver for the team in the future.

In a recent interview, Steiner mentioned the possibility of this happening and also what has been a hindrance to it.

Need a driver from the same country

The Haas duo – Nikita Mazepin and Michael Schumacher; Source: formula1.com

While Schumacher and Mazepin have their contracts till the end of next season, the 22-year-old drivers are in the long-term plans of the team.

With the USA’s association with motorsports, Haas F1 faces more pressure to have an American driver.

Steiner also says that he has a few Formula 3 drivers in sight who could be potential candidates.

What did Steiner say?

“Yes, Formula 1 would like an American driver and we would like an American driver, but at the moment obviously we are looking into it,” Steiner stated.

“It will come. We just need to be patient at some stage.

“There are a few guys in Formula 3 which look promising and let’s see what can be done.”

Logan Sargent, Kaylen Frederick, Jak Crawford, and Juan Manuel Correa are the four American drivers currently driving in F3.

Super license is an obstacle for drivers

Guenther Steiner; Source: planetf1.com

Steiner admits that he is keen to have American drivers on board. However, getting a super license is a major issue that they face.

This is a license that all F1 drivers need to have if they are to race on the grid.

“There is one thing out there, which is a Super License, which not many have got at the moment, and then it needs to be a talent,” said Steiner.

“I think it needs to be something, not immediate but short-term you cannot do anything to get someone in because of the Super License.”

We can only wait and see which American driver is able to make his way to the grid to race for Haas.

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