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Steiner against three car teams idea

  • Published on 22 Sep 2018 15:02
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner does not back the idea of having three car teams in Formula 1, believing that it would only "distort" the series. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff recently proposed the idea that teams should run a third car amid uncertainty over the future of its young driver Esteban Ocon.

Ocon is set to leave Force India to make way for Lance Stroll, whose father now controls the team. With little chance of him gaining a seat for next season, Wolff made the suggestion, adding that he knew it wouldn't go down with other senior staff in F1.

And Steiner says that a third car would only confuse fans: "I'm not in agreement with a third car because it could confuse the whole picture," Steiner admitted.

"It would be very difficult to understand for the fans and new spectators that sometimes a third car could run. It would distort the actual championship, in my opinion. I think we need to sit back and come up with a better idea."

Steiner added that Haas would only run a third car if somebody else covered the expenses:  “As it stands, we have no interest to field a third car. If somebody comes up and pays for it, yes we can consider it. Until that happens, there is no thinking about a third car for us."

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  • f1dave

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    "If somebody comes up and pays for it, yes we can consider it." Hell, if somebody else was paying I would consider fielding an entry.

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    • Sep 22 2018 - 17:42
    • Can I join in as the team principal? I could walk about the paddock, talk as if I know it all.... so basically what Im doing here! ;)

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      • Sep 22 2018 - 18:01
    • xoya

      Posts: 583

      What do you mean by "consider"? I have a name ready, and a driver lineup. :) It's Lynx GP and drivers would be JEV and Kubica.(I don't believe in drivers being prepared before enetering their 30s)

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      • Sep 23 2018 - 00:55
  • If i could tell to Steiner, if u cant field a third car, you shouldn’t, but let the ones who could. Also let the fans decide on wherher they would be confused.

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    • Sep 22 2018 - 20:41
  • Formula 1 management should run 4 cars for young drivers and to bulk out the grid a bit. A customer team or two, paid for by the show, but does not gain constructers points.

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    • Sep 22 2018 - 23:05
  • I have a much better idea. How about only one car for Mercedes and Ferrari? That's brilliant, isn't it?

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    • Sep 23 2018 - 12:12

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