Formula 1

Steiner Critical about Fuel Saving Rules within F1 after Magnussen Exclusion

1 Mins read
Kevin Magnussen - Haas F1 Team - Circuit of the Americas
Credit: Haas F1 Team

Despite early promise, the home Grand Prix for the Haas F1 Team at the Circuit of the Americas was not what team principal Guenther Steiner had hoped it would be, with neither Romain Grosjean nor Kevin Magnussen bringing home any points, although for completely different reasons.

Magnussen had driven a strong race and took the chequered flag in ninth but was subsequently disqualified after being found to have used more than the permitted amount of fuel, a ruling which Steiner feels is not in the best interests of the racing within Formula 1.

Although that fuel level rises next season, he does not feel it will have a major change on the racing, particularly with the introduction of the new aerodynamic rules for 2019.

“It wasn’t a good event for us,” said Steiner.  “Kevin finished ninth but has been disqualified because we used too much fuel.  In the end, that’s our responsibility to control the fuel amount, but I still disagree with Formula 1 having to run on these rules.

“I hope next year, with having 110 kilograms, this will change, but we change another rule and put a big front wing on, so maybe this will be the same.

“One day we’ll get to have a good show, but at the moment it isn’t.”

After starting eighth on the grid, Grosjean damaged his suspension in an incident with Charles Leclerc on the opening lap at the end of the back straight, with the clash also earning him a grid drop penalty for the Mexican Grand Prix this coming weekend.

“Grosjean’s collision with Leclerc on the opening lap – he ended up getting a penalty for the next race, so we’re penalized for that already,” said Steiner.

“We get a three-place grid penalty for him.”

13769 posts

About author
Long time motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1 and the occassional other series. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

Ricciardo in the Spotlight: Montreal Performance and the Road Ahead

6 Mins read
Will a good weekend in Montreal be the start of a revival for Daniel Ricciardo in 2024? TCF takes a look at his performance and the road ahead.
Formula 1

2024 Canadian Grand Prix: What the Drivers are Saying after the Race

11 Mins read
Following 70 laps of incredible racing in Montreal, the drivers review their performances in a thrilling wet-to-dry race.
Formula 1

2024 Canadian Grand Prix: Verstappen Takes Impressive Victory in Thrilling Wet-to-Dry Race

5 Mins read
Max Verstappen took an impressive victory in a thrilling wet-to-dry race in Montreal, with Lando Norris and George Russell on the podium.