New chassis for Gutierrez after collision

By on Sunday, March 27, 2016
Haas F1 Team

Haas F1 Team

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has confirmed that Esteban Gutierrez will use a new chassis in Bahrain, following his collision with Fernando Alonso in Australia.

Gutierrez was struck by Alonso under braking for Turn 3 at Albert Park, in an incident which sent the McLaren driver rolling across the gravel trap, with the race red-flagged as a result.

Steiner has now revealed that repairs will be undertaken to Gutierrez's original chassis, with a new one set aside for the Mexican at Sakhir.

"Some of the parts, for example the chassis, were sent back to Europe to be checked and fixed because we can’t do it on site in Bahrain," said Steiner.

"We have enough spare parts to build up another chassis, so we will use that.

"Then the chassis that is repaired will be sent to Bahrain via air to serve as our spare.

"The guys will have to work day and night to get to Bahrain, but it’s all doable.

"Our spare quantity is down, but we have enough to get going again, so we will just keep on working."

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