Steiner becomes frustrated with Haas misfortunes: "We cannot catch a break"

14-06-2019 12:02
by Matt Gretton
Steiner becomes frustrated with Haas misfortunes: We cannot catch a break

Things in the Haas garage are going far from planned so far during the 2019 Formula 1 season. The American team can't seem to get off the ground as they did 12 months ago, and that disappointment is starting to show from boss Guenter Steiner.

At the end of last season, they were pushing Renault for the best of the rest place. This year, they've scored just 16 points and sit in eighth place.

French driver Romain Grosjean has scored just two points in seven races, while Kevin Magnussen has done well to supply 14 points. Last time out in Canada, Magnussen's weekend was hampered by a crash during Q2.

"We cannot catch a break. It was one of those disastrous weekends, it started in Q2, and didn't finish. The only thing we can do is regroup and try to do better next time around. There must be an end to it," Steiner told Autosport.

"I think there is a point where you can't get more annoyed - I wouldn't say even depressed, because you don't get depressed - but there must be an end, there must be an upward trend somewhere because you cannot get any worse. I hope that point comes soon."

Grosjean was tangled up in some first corner incidents, but Steiner is confident his P14 wouldn't have got much better without them because of the pace.

"It was up and down, his pace. A few laps it was going, then it wasn't going. It was completely all over the place. It isn't like if he wouldn't have had that [first lap problem], we would have finished in the points anyway. Maybe closer to 11th or 12th," he added.

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