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Haas F1 is the new team on the block in the Formula One (F1) circuit and its team principal Guenther Steiner is nothing but confident of finishing strong on its debut race in Australia.

The team is looking to finish amongst the points and won’t settle for last place on their opening race in March, as reported by Sky Sports.

Haas has formed a technical partnership with F1 heavyweights Ferrari which will allow them to have all non-listed parts from the Prancing Horse and an access to the team’s wind tunnel. They will also receive the latest engine from Ferrari.

Although a new team, Haas has been able to rope in two of the most stable drivers on the roster in the form of Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez. Steiner hopes that both of his drivers will be able to finish on points in Australia.

"We would like to make the points. Qualifying, if we get to Q2 we will be fine,” Steiner said to Sky Sports.

Steiner has previously worked with established teams like Jaguar and Red Bull. However, the work he had to do in Haas was completely different than his previous endeavours. He had to build the team from scratch which he believes was very difficult to do.

“It is more difficult to attract people and be credible after a few teams have gone out of business in the last year. It is difficult to make people believe that we are here for the long-term and that we are actually coming because we cannot show anything that we are doing.” Steiner added.

He stated that having Grosjean join the team was a big plus point which created credibility in the market and others followed suit.

There was speculation last year that Rob Smedley, head of Vehicle Performance at Williams was set to join the team. However, the speculation was quickly deemed inappropriate and Steiner says that no popular names will arrive at the team.

"Established people, but no big names - there is no Adrian Newey for example," Steiner said.

Haas F1 Team was established by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team co-owner Gene Haas and was originally intended to make its debut at the start of the 2015 season.