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Haas prepares for first home Grand Prix of 2023

Haas prepares for hot weekend in Miami

3 May at 09:25
Last update 3 May at 10:12
  • Cas van de Kleut

This weekend, the Miami Grand Prix returns. After a scoreless weekend in Baku for the Haas team, they will drive in the home country of owner Gene Haas. In the team preview, team boss Guenther Steiner and drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Kevin Magnussen discuss their expectations for the weekend.

Haas are having a reasonable season so far as they currently hold seventh place in the constructors' championship. Newcomer to the team Nico Hülkenberg has picked up seven points so far, giving him the tenth spot in the championship for now. Kevin Magnussen has scored slightly less, as he is eighteenth in the drivers' championship with just one point, with only rookies Logan Sargeant and Nyck de Vries behind him with zero points.

Positive feeling at the team

Team boss Guenther Steiner is looking forward to the Miami race weekend: "It was a great event last year, and it will be a great event this year. There’s a positive buzz to it because the fans are really waiting for these events to come around."

Kevin Magnussen remembers well what the conditions were like last year. This year, he is well prepared: "Last year was very hot and humid and also it’s a physical track. It’s not the most physical track in terms of the layout, but it is tough and with the weather on top it was so hard."

Nico Hülkenberg is driving at the circuit for the first time in his career, having only attended last year because he had a reserve role for Aston Martin. Still, he did drive on the circuit: "I will only explore the track on Friday in a Formula 1 car, but I did do hot laps around here in a road car and it seemed fun. I’m looking forward to explore it and learn the track as it’s quite technical and challenging for sure."