The U.K. facility is in close proximity to the Silverstone Circuit, home of the British Grand Prix, in an area dubbed "Motorsport Valley." Six of the nine F1 teams participating in Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix have their HQs within an 80-minute drive of Silverstone. While those teams have all of their resources under one roof, Haas F1 has two facilities on different sides of the Atlantic.
The key to bridge this gap, Jacobs said, is technology and communication. "We’ve got our base here in North Carolina. We’ve got the new facility up in Banbury, and the folks that are working alongside our partners in Italy," he said. "[Technology and communication] plays a significant role. It already has and will certainly continue to play a much larger role to bring everyone together." Jacobs declined to comment on the purchase price of Haas' new U.K. facility. Sports Business Daily