Haas F1 team principal still furious with his drivers

Guenther Steiner is still fuming at the lap 1 collision between his two drivers at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, both Haas cars forced into retirement within 10 laps from the resulting damage.

Not the first time that the teammates have made contact in 2019, Haas had planned to use the weekend to make comparisons between the launch specification car and the fully upgraded model. Struggling for consistent pace, although often quick on single-lap runs, Haas sits ninth of 10 teams in the standings.

“I’m still not over it,” said Steiner. “You’ve got a certain amount of opportunities, and obviously this year we are struggling in some of the races. We’ve got these big ups and downs and when we’ve got ups, we put ourselves down one way or another. So that is quite frustrating.

“They need to understand where we are, and that’s the disappointing thing to me. They didn’t let me down as a person, they’ve let the team down, which is disappointing. And as I said, I’m still not over it — normally I get over things pretty quick, but this one, because we had a clear talk after (previous contact in) Barcelona, what to do and what not to do, and it wasn’t followed, which is disappointing.”

Making up for lost time, Haas will now use the two Friday practice sessions in Germany to run side-by-side performance evaluations as they continue to search for what has gone so drastically wrong on the VF-19.

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