Guenther Steiner hopeful of points for Haas F1 Team at the German GP

Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.

Guenther Steiner is hopeful of some more championship points at the German Grand Prix this weekend before the Summer break.

Esteban Gutierrez finished the Hungarian Grand Prix in thirteenth for Haas F1 Team, ahead of Romain Grosjean. The Mexican struggled with tyre and brake issues towards the end of the race, while Grosjean was struggling to find balance with the VR16 at the Hungaroring.

Ahead of the Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring, one of the important tasks for Formula 1 teams is fuel management.

“Fuel management is one of the very important tasks in current F1 cars,” said Steiner. “Just to make sure that you’ve got full power when you need it and not when you don’t need it.

“Depending on the position you’re in, sometimes it’s better to save fuel and sometimes it’s a big challenge. At Hockenheim, it’s a big challenge to use your fuel carefully.”

The German Grand Prix is the last race before the three week Summer break, currently Haas are eighth in the Constructor Standings. Ten points behind McLaren-Honda. Steiner would like the team to achieve some points so they finish the first half one position higher.

“We would like to go into the summer shutdown one position higher than we are now in the championship,” added Steiner. “I think it’s always good that the last race, whether it’s before the summer shutdown or the next season.

“That you end up on a bit of a high, because then everybody relaxes and nobody is too worried. If we can get out of Germany with a few points, that would be fantastic for everybody.”