Guenther Steiner considers team orders: "Running into each other is getting old"

31-07-2019 12:19
by Louis Shaw
Guenther Steiner considers team orders: Running into each other is getting old

Haas boss Guenther Steiner says that he may have to consider using team orders and ban his drivers from racing each other. Both Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean have collided with each other on multiple occasions this season much to the detriment of the team. Steiner believes that this has caused much tension in the team and is an issue that needs to be resolved.  

“I need to think about it but there are not many options,” said Steiner to PlanetF1 when asked about introducing team orders. “At some stage, something needs to be done.

“I normally try to avoid it, as you know I like racing, I think that’s what we should be doing. But if it works always against us I can’t keep it happening. We were lucky that nothing [happened], they both were there, but it could happen again."

Steiner does not want to introduce team orders as he feels that it could also cause issues with the team. 

“If I have to take every overtake maneuver, call it myself, then I’d better go and drive myself. And that will not be quick. You’re thinking about things I shouldn’t be thinking about. I should be thinking about everything else.

“There’s a lot going on, and the more you can focus on your real issue, the better it would be. But you can’t keep on, every race, running into each other. It’s getting old.”

Haas will hope that the drivers have got the message now and will hope for a clean race in Hungary this weekend. 


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