Problems for Haas: Car is ready, but Ferrari engine cannot be installed

01-02-2021 07:59 | Updated: 01-02-2021 08:40
by GPblog.com
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Problems for Haas: Car is ready, but Ferrari engine cannot be installed

Haas is on schedule to deliver their new car for 2021 on time, but there is one problem and that is the engine from Ferrari. It can go into the country, but without engineers to install it.

VF-21 is ready

For the first time, Haas builds the car for the new season at the factory in Banbury, England. Normally the parts were sent from Banbury to Italy, but now that so many parts remain the same, it is better to go the other way around. However, this creates a major problem.

According to the German Auto, Motor und Sport, the parts of the new car are already ready and the assembling of the VF-21 starts at the beginning of February. Mid-February the car would then be ready for a test, with everything on it. There is however one problem and that is the engine. It is there, but the engineers are missing to install it.

No Ferrari engineers

To enter England now, you have to spend two weeks in quarantine. Team boss Günther Steiner is also stuck in America because of this. ''If I wanted to go to the factory now, I would have to spend two weeks in quarantine. There are only exceptions for athletes," says Steiner. Mick Schumacher will therefore be able to go to the factory soon.

However, this poses a problem for Haas as the engine from Ferrari can only be installed with the help of Ferrari's engineers. They may not be able to help until Bahrain when the winter test starts. A proper test prior to the winter test, therefore, seems unfeasible.

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