Haas boss Gunther Steiner has defended the ambition of the Haas sponsor. Yesterday William Storey, Rich Energy boss, said that he thinks his team can be quicker than Red Bull.
“We had the fourth best car in the field at times last year, Red Bull is third, so why shouldn’t we think of making life difficult for them?” he is quoted by Speed Week.
“Whether we do it, I don’t know. But I know that if you do not try, you will not succeed,” said Steiner.
Kevin Magnussen agreed, saying it’s good that Storey is “ambitious”.
“If you do not want to take on your opponents, you will achieve nothing,” said the Danish driver.
“So I don’t see anything wrong with such a target.”
However, Magnussen also believes that next year might be too soon for Haas success.
“I don’t think so in 2019,” he said. “But who can say what the future holds?
“We have new regulations coming and the budget cap, and no one knows how that will work. You have to believe in success to make it true.”