Steiner: Haas still suffering from tyre issues

24-04-2019 12:57
by Jake Williams-Smith
Steiner: Haas still suffering from tyre issues

Haas F1 team principal Gunther Steiner says the team will need to get to the bottom of their tyre issues quickly if they are to show their true pace.

Haas has failed to show the same kind of form displayed by Kevin Magnussen back in Melbourne, finishing best of the rest in sixth place at the Australian Grand Prix.

Ahead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Steiner admitted that the team still had work to do to fully understand the issues they have suffered from so far in 2019.

"We learned a lot in the two-day test after the Bahrain Grand Prix," he said.

"We understand it, we just couldn’t find solutions in time for the upcoming events, because you need to develop those solutions and parts.

"Hopefully we’ll get on top of that one, sort the problem, and be as competitive in the race as we are in qualifying.

“I couldn’t say that it’s more difficult than last year because the car is different – we’ve developed a completely new car.

"We just know that we cannot get the tires to work in the race. How big the window is, and to keep in it, is difficult to define.

"We definitely don’t get it in the window, so I wouldn’t know what it takes to keep it in the window.”

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