Steiner: "I don’t know if we can get on top of it this year consistently"

18-10-2019 17:20
by Joseph Tyrrell
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Steiner: I don’t know if we can get on top of it this year consistently

Guenther Steiner has admitted he doesn't expect Haas to find a solution to their tyre issue this season. Their tyre conundrum has plagued their season, with their race pace suffering dramatically because of it.

A lot was expected at Haas in 2019 however it has been an extremely underwhelming and concerning season as they stand only above Williams in the Constructors' Championship. Since Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen scored points at the German Grand Prix they have scored only two points, thanks to Magnussen's P9 in Sochi. 

Their struggles have led Haas to resort to using old packages from Melbourne but they appear no closer to solving their problem.

“It’s just more of the same,” Steiner said on their struggles in Japan, as quoted by Motorsport-Week.

“We now know that these things happen, they are never nice but they actually happen.

“You go into the race always knowing that at some stage we will have an issue with the tyre because we cannot generate the heat we need to make the tyre work, so as blue flags come in you slow down, the tyre gets cold, we cannot get the heat back in and you fall back.

“It sounds almost too simple not to have a solution for it but that is what is happening.

“We know where we are and why we are where we are, but to fix it is a different issue and I don’t know if we can get on top of it this year consistently,”

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