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Haas F1 Team pass final FIA crash tests // The US team can prep for Barcelona as they aim for points in Melbourne

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The new Haas team have made a big step forward in their preparations to join the 2016 F1 season, with confirmation their car has passed the final crash tests mandated by the FIA. Successfully passing the tests means the team can start prepping for their first test in Barcelona at the end of February.

There’s some superb confidence coming from the US team, with Gene Haas suggesting they have had plenty of time to get themselves organized, saying: “We had too much time actually. We probably had maybe three months more than what we really needed.”

Meanwhile, team principal Guenther Steiner has high hopes for the first race in Australia in March, adding: “We would like to make the points. Qualifying, if we get to Q2 we will be fine. To have a chance of points is our goal and to put on a good show. To show what we have worked the last two years for and to have no big dramas going on. That is our biggest aim at the moment.”