Haas team principal Guenther Steiner believes that change is needed in Formula 1 for Haas to continue in the long-term. The American squad ended the 2018 season in fifth place, losing out on the 'best of the rest' spot to Renault.
2019 will be Haas' fourth year in F1, and while it has made steady gains through the midfield in that time, Steiner says that there is no point staying in the sport if topping the midfield pack is the most it will be able to achieve.
Steiner says that fighting in the midfield is acceptable over the next two years, but hopes to see a change going forward that will allow smaller teams to push towards the front: "I think for two years, yes, it's sustainable," Steiner told Autosport.
"But long term: no, it gets old. If it doesn't change at some point there's no point to just be in it. The business as a business doesn't work if you cannot take and feel the enjoyment of competing for podiums and wins. There's no point to be here after a certain time, you know.
"Why would I waste my life working madly, day and night, flying to, I don't know, 21 countries all around the globe, to know I can just do the same as I did last year? There is no point. No point."
F1's field is currently divided in two, with Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull contending for victories, while the rest of the teams battle among themselves. Steiner is confident that adequate changes will be made in the coming years to benefit the current midfield teams.
"It [F1] always changes and things change so quickly in here, so I don't think that in three years Formula 1 would be the Formula 1 which is now," he said.
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