Early on in 1986, Haas lost its main sponsor Beatrice. Both their CART Indycar and Formula One project was affected by it. However, Haas continued racing in 1986. In June that same year, the team signed Adrian Newey for three years. Only to leave the teams two months later. The same time the rumours appeared of Bernie Ecclestone purchasing the team. Carl Haas had no more interest in his F1
When i published the story of Ekström Grand Prix and the somewhat unbelievable owners Cecilia and George, I received a message from Paul Cherry. Paul worked a couple of months for the team as their Chief Mechanic before Cecilia sacked him. The testimony he told me is marvellous and fits perfectly in the somewhat weird story of an long forgotten attempt to appear on the grid in the mid 1980s.
Let me take you back in the time capsule, it is October 1985. The Formula One is just in their winter sleep as out of sudden the news appears of a new team planning to enter the Formula One in 1986. Good news, as several teams were rumoured and announced to leave the Formula One. Ekström Grand Prix Racing was the name of the team. Under the lead of Swiss-domiciled