Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner confirmed it had been a trying day for the American squad at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, with both drivers finishing out of the points, thanks to their chosen strategy not paying off, and despite the hard work of the squad throughout the race weekend.
“A lot of work for little reward. We ended up 13th and 14th. Esteban did a good job and Romain did as well. It was just our strategy didn’t work out how we wanted.”
Speaking in regards to the time penalty issued to driver Esteban Gutierrez after the race for ignoring blue flags when race leader Lewis Hamilton was coming up behind the Mexican, Steiner indicated that the Banbury based team were unhappy with the decision, and may look to take it further after fully evaluating what went on.
“Esteban got a penalty for ignoring the blue flag. We’re going to look at that properly and evaluate it. In our opinion it was a harsh decision, but moving forward we’ll see what needs to be done.”
Heading to the German Grand Prix this weekend, the Haas F1 Team will be working to ensure they can improve on Sunday’s poor performance and bring both cars home in the points in Hockenheim, a target they always aim to achieve.
“All in all, the team worked hard. We’ll head to Germany and try to improve today’s results. Our aim is always to get into the points, so we’ll be pushing for that.”