Guenther Steiner believes Haas F1 Team’s forthcoming update could prove the “little boost” needed to draw clear of the tight midfield battle.
Haas are currently seventh in the constructors’ championship after finishing with points in both China and Bahrain.
Each race weekend has found those in fourth to eighth fighting it out, with very little separating them on the grid. But with the arrival of upgrades expected at the Spanish Grand Prix, that gap may begin to widen.
Steiner has high hopes for the improvements, and thinks they are in a strong position owing to the fact that some teams may have already shown their hands.
“I think a lot of the other midfield teams have brought their upgrades between Bahrain and here, and we bring ours in Barcelona and we hope it works and we can get ahead again or get where we were before,” he said.
Steiner was cautious to point out that they are yet to test their strength on the car, which could still prove disappointing as experienced with their brake change recently, but they will be numerous and potentially game changing.
“Quite a big one. I don’t know if it’s our bigger one but for sure on the bigger side of it, there is quite a lot of things coming,” he continued. “We need to check because we haven’t tested it in Bahrain if it works like it does in the wind tunnel.
“But if it does I think it’s a nice upgrade. But then again, sometimes you put it on the car and you need to learn about it, the same as we did with the brakes. So I hope not.
“But again, I think it will give us a little boost.”