Steiner says Haas can battle in midfield, if they keep performance steady

Haas F1 Team - British GP 2017. Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Haas F1 Team Boss Guenther Steiner says to finish outside of the points with both drivers at the British Grand Prix this weekend, was not what the team were wanting or expecting, but their race pace was good and that is a positive they can take away, despite the disappointing result.

Steiner believes they have a strong enough car to challenge the rest of the midfield pack at each round, but some days they will be the fastest of that group, whilst on other days, like this weekend, they will drop down the order, and for Steiner that is just what comes of racing in a competitive series.

“It’s been an average weekend. We didn’t get in the points, but Kevin’s race pace was good. We lost a few positions at the start and that’s where we ended up.

“Again, we had a similar race pace to all our competitors – we were just in a worse spot.

“I’m still confident in our car. In the midfield, we can battle. This time we were just at the lower end of our group. It changes around every weekend.

Austria was a strong track for the American squad, who bagged eight points through Romain Grosjean’s sixth place, whilst Silverstone left them wanting. Steiner is hoping that the Hungaroring will be another circuit that allows the VF17 to perform at its best, and they can enjoy a solid weekend.

“It’s not what we wanted, but still, we finished with both cars. On we go to Hungary”