Steiner wary of Haas' expectancy level

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Haas team principal Guenther Steiner is wary of heightened expectations following a dream first race in Australia.

Romain Grosjean delivered a remarkable sixth place in the first ever race for Haas, with a one-stop strategy helping the Frenchman climb from 19th on the grid. While Steiner was understandably delighted with how Haas delivered on the opening weekend, he warns it would be unrealistic to expect the result to be repeated frequently.

“I think our plan is working, but we won’t finish sixth every weekend, so we need to be careful with our expectations," Steiner said. "I think we showed that you can start a new team and end up in the midfield. We were not last in Australia, which was one of our goals, and I don’t think we will be last this year. How far we’ve come is a sign that our plan is working.”

However, Steiner says the expectations within the team will remain realistic as it works to replicate its debut result.

“We are not being arrogant about our early success and we will have our races where we will underperform. Our sixth-place finish in Australia keeps the team going, working very hard and trying to do the best possible job we can. If we continue to do what we did in Melbourne, good results will come.”

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