Steiner admits it's difficult to find the right balance on the 2021 Haas car

13-05-2021 17:18 | Updated: 13-05-2021 18:36
by GPblog.com
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Steiner admits it's difficult to find the right balance on the 2021 Haas car

Haas hasn't started the Formula 1 season very well. Where the team were strong a couple of years ago, it is currently the least successful team on the circuit. Gunther Steiner also sees that Haas is struggling, but remains confident for the near future.

With Nikita Mazepin, Haas has a driver who consistently finishes last in qualifying. In the race the driver hasn't been able to surprise either. "Obviously our basis this year is not good compared to our opposition," the Haas team boss told Autosport.com. "And we know that we have got a weak rear-end aerodynamically, so we don’t have enough downforce."

As a result, Steiner knows there is plenty of room for improvement. "We just try to make it up with some changes in the set-up. That’s the only thing you can do, trying in some circuits is possible to do, some is not. It depends a little bit on where your balance needs to be, because of the different type of corners. So it’s not an easy task with this car to find something which he likes, because the rear-end is unstable."

Development Tokens

Haas opted at the start of the season not to use the permitted development tokens for the 2021 car, as it wanted to focus on next season. That proved to be an unfortunate choice for the time being.

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