Haas team boss Gunther Steiner said they hope to fight for the championship quadrant in the 2018 season.
Haas focused on the 2018 car early, as he was passing the second season in Formula 1 last season, and was eighth with twice as many points as he did in 2016.
It was wondered how the team would perform in the new session and everybody was surprised by the team's strong performance in pre-season testing.
The team is expected to compete with teams such as McLaren, Renault, Williams and Force India for the fourth time.
Asked if there was anything that would prevent them from fighting for the fourth time after Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, Steiner said, "No, no."
"We hope it is, we hope it, we can do it if we can be in it, we finished last year in eighth place, but we were actually racing for gold, it was not great to miss with eight points, but it was not a disaster, we struggled with the teams we wanted. a sport. "
"There is no weak team in F1 now, and the situation is very challenging now, maybe it will be one of the most competitive seasons we've seen for a long time, if we put the first three on the edge, because they are different leagues and the rest are really competitive.
The team's owner, Gene Haas, said the goal was to reduce the difference to Ferrari by half a second, based on an agreement with Ferrari.
Steiner said, "We have to set high targets, it gives us an opportunity and we have to ask for something, we do not want to be the last and I do not want it, so it sets high targets.
"This is a high target, but Gene is in a position to set such goals, and if we can not reach those goals then what he wants to do is left to him."
"We have worked hard and made great progress and we will see what Australia is going to show us - this is a good target and I think it needs to be ambitious. said.