Steiner: Haas aiming to step up its game for Spa and Monza

Guenther Steiner, Haas F1 Team
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Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner says that that the team is aiming to hit the reset button and come back strong after the summer break.

Haas struggled in the final two races before the shutdown. Both Romain Grosjean Kevin Magnussen missed out on points at both Silverstone and the Hungaroring.

But Steiner says that the team is putting that behind them, as it heads into back-to-back races at Spa and Monza. Both are known as high speed power circuits, with Steiner aiming to use that to his advantage.

“It is nice to have two similar races one after the other," he commented this week. "If you’re good in Spa, you normally should be good in Monza as well.

"But it can go the other way, too, so let’s hope we are good in Spa!

"We are bringing some items for low downforce or low drag for Spa and Monza. We are as confident as we can be that it works, but everybody else will be doing the same.

"It will be, as always, a tight pack in the midfield.

"We struggled a little bit in Hungary with it being a low-speed track," he admitted, casting his mind back a month. "The weekend in Hungary certainly tested the team.

"But it showed how hard we work to overcome adversity while remaining positive," he continued.

"Belgium is a new race and a new opportunity," he added. "We tried to hit the reset button, but we don’t know what we have until we get [to Spa] and get our running in."

"It’s such an up and down in the midfield," he pointed out. "Right now, it seems teams like Renault and McLaren have made gains, but maybe it is track specific.

"Nobody really knows. Everyone is speculating and I don’t want to make a speculation.

"We will do the best job we can in all of these circumstances," he pledged. "Everybody is trying to do the best they can and we will do the same.

"To speculate about what others are doing doesn’t help you. We just need to work hard and try to make the best out of it.”


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