Haas F1 Team representative Gunter Steiner has no choice but to release his former driver at the end of 2022 and retreat to rookie Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin in 2021 to keep the team alive. He said.
The Haas F1 Team, which is struggling this year, has appeared in the headlines for three main reasons. A striking lack of pace, a controversial Nikita Mazepin, an intensifying controversy on and off the course between Mazepin and his teammate Schumacher.
Haas F1 surprised F1 experts by releasing an experienced driver lineup of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen after 2020, but team representative Gunter Steiner has no choice. I reveal it.
“We had to find an opportunity to keep the team alive,” Gunter Steiner told Ekstra Bladet.
“Many families depend on it, so sometimes they have to make difficult decisions even if they don’t like it. There was no anger or dissatisfaction. It was just a business decision.”
“Another way was that we weren’t here. People need to understand that. So if Haas didn’t survive while keeping Kevin, Kevin would drive the machine anyway. Wouldn’t have
Gunter Steiner said the “solution” he found was to “appoint two young drivers.”
Indeed, Mick Schumacher is a well-funded and Ferrari-linked driver, and Nikita Mazepin’s wealthy father, Dmitry, heads the company Uralkari, which is the title sponsor of the team.
Gunter Steiner admits that working with a rookie driver is “a little difficult”, but driving an uncompetitive 2021 car anyway is “for Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean. I think it was a “very bad” experience.
“That was one of the other reasons for the decision,” Gunter Steiner won.
“It doesn’t make sense for those who are dissatisfied here. At least new drivers can learn about F1 and gain some experience. If you give two experienced drivers such a machine, we Everyone can be ruined, even if you’re paying them. “
“I feel that way too. If 2022 hadn’t come, I wouldn’t have wanted to work this season.”