Connect with us

2019 F1

Haas may need to focus on 2020 car – Steiner

Published

on

Gunther Steiner says Haas will need to switch its full focus to designing a new car for 2020 if it cannot determine the reason for the team’s situation.

All season, the American team’s boss has pointed the finger at Pirelli’s difficult-to-understand tyres, as Haas is often fast but just as often struggling.

In France, Steiner said the Paul Ricard weekend was the worst in Haas’ four seasons on the grid.

“At the first race, we were good enough for sixth and seventh. This weekend we started 15th and 16th.

“Don’t ask me what is happening. I don’t know and I cannot answer, but we have to figure it out,” he said.

“We must somehow get out of this situation, but if we are depressed, it will mean that we have given up. And we never will.

“We need to cope with these negative emotions and continue to work hard. That is what I have just told our people.”

Steiner said the first step to recovering is to find out what is causing the problem, as he concedes that it may be deeper than just a struggle with the 2019 Pirellis.

“If we cannot identify the cause, it will be impossible to work out the right solution. In that case, it’s better to immediately start working on a new car,” he said.

Loading...
Comments

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F13 days ago

McLaren cannot win unless F1 changes – Seidl

Andreas Seidl says McLaren cannot return to title-winning form unless Formula 1 changes. The German, who arrives from Porsche’s Le...

2019 F13 days ago

Alonso says F1 still not attractive enough

Fernando Alonso has played down speculation that he is pushing for a return to Formula 1. The Spaniard, who quit...

2019 F14 days ago

Alfa Romeo confirms designer Resta’s exit

The path is clear for Simone Resta to return to Ferrari as chief designer. Alfa Romeo has now confirmed Resta’s...

2019 F14 days ago

Vettel should be Leclerc’s number 2 – Baldisserri

Ferrari should consider making Sebastian Vettel the ‘number 2’ driver behind Charles Leclerc. That is the view of former highly-experienced...

2019 F14 days ago

McLaren denies Renault-only party mode

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl has denied that Renault’s works team has a “party mode” setting that is not available to...

2019 F14 days ago

Bottas must work harder to beat Hamilton – Rosberg

The “only way” Valtteri Bottas can beat Lewis Hamilton is for the Finn to work harder. That is the view...

2019 F14 days ago

Plans for 2021 cars finally emerge

Detailed information about the highly anticipated and delayed technical regulations for 2021 has finally emerged. The teams have already agreed...

2019 F14 days ago

Bottas says he deserves to stay at Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas says he wants to remain Lewis Hamilton’s teammate in 2020. Earlier, the Finn’s chances of a new deal...

2019 F16 days ago

Hamilton steps back from claims of racism

Lewis Hamilton has distanced himself from suggestions that the British media has an attitude with “racist undertones” about Lewis Hamilton....

2019 F16 days ago

Gasly ‘perfect’ at Silverstone – Horner

Pierre Gasly thinks he has put his F1 career back on track. After Austria, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko said...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media