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Steiner: Singapore the 'best weekend' of the season for Haas

Steiner: Singapore the 'best weekend' of the season for Haas

05-10-2022 20:13 Last update: 22:46


The Haas team looks back on a weekend full of setbacks in Singapore. For example, Guenther Steiner wonders what might have been possible if Kevin Magnussen had not damaged his front wing again on the first lap or if Mick Schumacher had not had that moment of contact with George Russell.

For team boss Steiner, it is clear that Singapore was "the best weekend of the season", despite leaving without points for the sixth time in a row. However, the pace of the VF-22 is the reason for the positive mood. "In my opinion, the whole race weekend was one of the best, if not the best weekend of this year," Steiner said in a conversation with Motorsport-Total. The team had no problems on Friday because they knew they had to stay outside to let the drivers do laps so they could learn the track. On Saturday, when the conditions changed, they could not have done anything different or better. The same applied to tyre choice and strategy on Sunday.

Last points came in Austria

For Haas, it is an important matter in the constructors' championship to grab World Cup points next weekend. This is because of Aston Martin, who dropped to eighth in the constructors' championship after their strong weekend in Singapore and are equal on points with the AlphaTauri team. The last time the American team picked up points was at the Austrian Grand Prix. Steiner says he is confident they can still fight for seventh place in the championship. They were able to score points in Singapore, but according to the team boss, it was down to the drivers who "messed up".

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