I will reply, as i was very very doubtfull of HAAS right from the start.
I'm having a full plate of raw crow to digest, and have a straw hat for dessert.
Amazing result, extremely impressed. Very happy with this result, very curious on the next couple of races to see where they really stand.
I'm thinking this car has much more potential than it has shown today. First of all, guiterrez doesn't do the car justice. I do not think he did anything wrong with the contact with Alonso,
but it gave them some exposure and on the other hand it took them an opportunity to show where both cars would classify in the race.
Grosjean did a stellar job, and though i think Grosjean is a very matured driver with decent experience and i think he brings a good amount of input into HAAS,
i think Guiterrez is not the decent 2nd driver to be paired. I understand the signing, but if HAAS really wants to gain all potential and make progress, they should adopt another driver
with more potential. To be honest, i think Kobayashi would have been a absolute great signing. Bruno Senna would even have been better - i dont concider Bruno bad, nor do i concider
Guiterrez trash, but honestly, Guiterrez underperformed. If he did better, he would not even have been in a situation where Fernando would have hit him and HAAS would perhaps even had 10 or even 12 points.
Either way, kudos to HAAS, and it proves that this way of establishing a new team - which you could concider 'cheating' compared to the older fashion [ given though, the revised rules made it possible ] - absolutely works.
I really hope HAAS will have more success and pave the road for more new F1 teams to join.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.