Steiner looking forward to Schumacher and Mazepin's debut in Monaco

18-05-2021 07:19 | Updated: 18-05-2021 08:38
by GPblog.com
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Steiner looking forward to Schumacher and Mazepin's debut in Monaco

This weekend, the Monaco GP will be back on the schedule for the first time since 2019. Last year the Grand Prix was cancelled due to the corona crisis, but this year Formula 1 returns to the street circuit. This includes Haas F1, which has two rookies and thus debutants at this circuit in the form of Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher.

Simple message for Mazepin and Schumacher

The message from Haas team boss Guenther Steiner towards his drivers was therefore quite simple: "Stay out of the walls and off the barriers. Once you’re in the barriers in Monaco, your session is lost. You cannot get the car back and it’s normally pretty damaged anyway. The challenge is big. It’s a very tight circuit, it’s obviously a street circuit, and you’ve got lots of people watching – everything you don’t want on a race like this. On the other side, you do want it though, that’s why we’re doing it", said the Austrian team principal. in an interview on the Haas website.

"They should be looking at the race just to gain experience so when they return with a better car they’ll have learned how to deal with Monaco – which is obviously a very special race in the Formula 1 calendar.”

Pleased with return to Monaco

That Steiner, like all the other teams, is delighted to be back in Monaco is beyond doubt. "Going to Monaco is always fantastic. It's a historic event and it's also good for Monte Carlo that we're back there. It's open for business again. As much as we deal with the challenges and problems of the limited space, all the logistics there and so on, to be back is fantastic. To have fans there, at least a small number, is very good. We're really looking forward to it", Steiner concludes his interview.

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