The summer break may have come as inopportune moment for some Formula One teams, but Haas seemed to welcome a rest, after a difficult first half of the season for Nikita Mazepin and Ferrari Driver Academy member Mick Schumacher, who have been struggling in the back of the grid.
For Guenther Steiner, the Haas team principal, this situation is of course no surprise given the fact that the team decided to focus completely on the 2022 season and therefore not to develop the car for this championship. The poor performance is partly to do with Haas’ engine, which is provided by Ferrari, although Guenther Steiner is still positive. “Ferrari never let us down,” Steiner states in conversation with Autosport.com. “The engine was not the strongest one the last few years but I don’t need to tell them. They know that themselves and they’re working hard on it to get it resolved.” – the Italian motorsport engineer explained.
“I think they were very helpful when the budget cap came, they said: ‘Hey, we’ve got these people, do you want to jump onto them?’ Because we obviously had some redundancies last year, when everything went bad, but then we furloughed. That’s the only thing I can ask them, to be there for us when we need help to get going and that is what they did.” – the Haas team principal concluded.
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