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No regrets about controversial Haas approach - boss

  • Published on 17 Jul 2018 09:46
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  • By: Jeroen Jonkers

Gunther Steiner says he has no regrets about the path taken by controversial American team Haas.

As Haas stepped up the grid in 2018 to sit behind the top three teams in outright performance, some drivers raised their eyebrows.

"I think there is more than one Ferrari (team) in the race now," said Fernando Alonso.

And Renault's Carlos Sainz said recently: "I think they are closer to the league above us than we are."

But boss Steiner rejects the suggestion that Haas should have built its team "the classic way" rather than align so strongly with Ferrari.

"Other new teams who tried it before us were a little stupid," he told the Dutch publication Formule 1.

"Don't misunderstand me -- there were some intelligent people and they did nothing wrong, but they did a lot of the same thing. We cannot compete with the big teams in the same way," Steiner explained.

"Maybe it's fine the classic way, or maybe there's another, better way. We took another course and it works," he added.

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  • Of course not, the team itself has done a great job. The only regret should be their choice of drivers... You can tolerate growing pains in the development of the chassis, even the pit crew. But experienced drivers wasting points crashing, getting penalties every other weekend?

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    • Jul 17 2018 - 18:17
    • wmponfire

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      You are writing "drivers" in plural, when you are really only describing one of the drivers.

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      • Jul 18 2018 - 09:00

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