Gene Haas has reportedly purchased Marussia’s former base in Banbury after it went up for sale following the collapse of the team.
The American is set to join the grid in 2016 with his own outfit and admitted he was interested in acquiring some of Marussia’s assets which went up for public auction last week.
Haas said his initial plans were to base the entire team in North Carolina next to his Nascar base, but later admitted a UK base would be necessary for race preparation.
It’s been reported by Racecar Engineering that Haas took ownership of the Marussia factory as well as “data and designs” for their 2015 car which was already well developed with a scale wind-tunnel model included in the auction.
The intellectual data would give Haas a good stepping stone to build on for 2016 when his all-American outfit is set to join the grid.