Haas F1 Changed Focus Too Soon

Plus Peugeot's US HQ, Little Al's new role, and more.

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Haas's Mistake

The 2017 season wasn't bad for Haas F1, but it wasn't as impressive as the team's 2016 debut. In 2016, Haas started working on its 2017 car rather early to get ahead of the rule changes that took place last season. But now Haas believes that it

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Haas was sitting in sixth place in the championship early in the 2017 season, but as it went on and development of the 2017 car slowed, the team fell to eighth overall. That's the same as 2016, but not he improvement that they wanted. Perhaps, in the future, Has won't stop focusing on the present so early in the year.

Peugeot in Atlanta?

The news that Peugeot is looking at a return to the US in the coming years has been exciting, and now it seems that the company has chosen a location for its US HQ.

According to Auto News, PSA Peugeot Citroen is looking to put That'd make it the third automaker in the area, as Porsche and Mercedes already call Georgia home.

Little Al's New Job

Al Unser, Jr. has been retired from IndyCar racing for a decade, but he hasn't stepped away from the sport. Now, Little Al is taking on a role as a consultant and driver coach for Harding Racing, a new IndyCar team in its first full-time season.

It's a unique opportunity for Al, who will be working with Gabby Chaves as driver coach and is reunited with Brian Barnhart, the former IndyCar competition director who is now the team's president.

Byton Needs Money

Byton, the new EV startup that presented a crossover with a huge infotainment screen at CES, is

The company was founded by former BMW execs and is supposed to be selling its first cars next year.

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