Steiner not expecting big changes for Haas

By on Saturday, June 11, 2016
Haas F1 Team

Haas F1 Team

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner says the outfit is still in a "learning phase" but is not expecting substantial changes in the pecking order throughout the remainder of 2016.

Haas joined Formula 1 at the start of the year and enjoyed a strong opening pair of races as Romain Grosjean amassed 18 points, finishing fifth in Bahrain.

Grosjean added further points in Spain but Haas has slipped to eighth in the standings, a position which Steiner reckons reflects the squad's current position.

"I think we know now were we are roughly in the ranking," he explained.

"There will not be big changes if we don't come up with something special. We are still learning. We got a lot more stable. We know now what we can achieve and what we cannot achieve.

"I think we can always be in a position to score points, if other people… a race is race, things can happen, and if we are there to wait to get into it, we can. So, we are not changing a lot."

Steiner has pinpointed one lap pace as a primary area in which Haas can improve.

"We try to get better, especially in qualifying; I think our race performance is better than our qualifying performance," he said.

"Again, it's a learning phase. We are pretty happy with the whole team, how they developed over the past three months, from where we came.

"It's our seventh race. I keep forgetting myself. It's only our seventh race, while we compete with people who are here for years. All in all, we just keep trying to do a better job and then get prepared for the new car coming next year."


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