Haas’ Guenther Steiner: “It’s difficult to get two cars in the top-10 in F1”


Both Haas cars finished in the points in Monaco - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Whilst Guenther Steiner was happy that his Haas F1 Team were able to score a double points finish for the first time in their short history during the Monaco Grand Prix, he knows that it is only the start, and they are still aiming for better.

Romain Grosjean finished eighth and Kevin Magnussen tenth in Monte Carlo, and although it was a pleasing result, they are already putting that result behind them heading into this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, where they will be looking for an even better result.

Team boss Steiner says the progress the team are making is because they are maturing, and as a result the points finishers are becoming more frequent in 2017, with fourteen points being scored between the two drivers in the first six races.

“I think a lot of things come with time,” said Steiner. “You mature. It’s pretty normal if everybody works hard, and I would say the team has worked really hard.

“It’s difficult to get two cars in the top-10 in F1, as we all know. Everybody – the team, the drivers – did a fantastic job in Monte Carlo. Saying that we can always get in with two cars – that’s overestimating it, but that’s our aim.

“If you’re there or, at least, always knocking on the door, it will happen. That’s always my philosophy. We’re a lot more consistent than last year, which makes us hope to have more of this in the future.

“The enjoyment is very short because you always have to think about what is coming next and you always want to do better. We were eighth and 10th in Monte Carlo and next time we want to be better than that.

“So, you have to immediately start thinking about the next one. You do stop to enjoy it, but it’s not the main thing you’re thinking of. You’re happy, and it gives you confidence for the next task ahead.”