Haas Workforce Principal Guenther Steiner has warned that the team have a shortage of spare pieces for round a few of the year in Australia, and no spare chassis, immediately after Mick Schumacher’s significant qualifying crash previous time out.
Schumacher’s Saudi Arabia qualifying crash brought about adequate destruction to his Haas to rule him out of Sunday’s race, and though he returns to just take part in the 2022 Australian Grand Prix, Haas do not have a spare chassis – which would mean that any hurt on their existing chassis could rule a driver out for the weekend.
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“The scenario with spare sections is anticipated on race range two soon after a massive crash. We have almost everything, but we have no abundance of spare components. The upcoming query is how is the spare chassis? We have not obtained one since we have despatched it back again to Europe at the starting of the week, so we’ll get it ready for Imola.
“We had to provide it below for the reason that of customs formalities – it had to enter listed here and then it could be shipped back to Europe from right here, and it’s on its way back now.”
However, Steiner – who celebrates his birthday on Thursday ahead of the Australian Grand Prix – mentioned he was not “panicking” about the situation.
“I consider we can not approach [the situation] differently. The motorists are knowledgeable of the circumstance, that there is no spare chassis, but that can take place sometimes. I’m not panicking and if a thing happens, we will offer with it as it will come along.
“You simply cannot say ‘go out there and push slowly’, that does not make perception as very well, just like: ‘don’t acquire more hazards if you really do not have to’.”
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The team also mark their 125th Formulation 1 Grand Prix this weekend, and appreciated a P6 complete courtesy of Romain Grosjean on their 2016 debut at Albert Park – when Kevin Magnussen also concluded sixth in their very last look listed here, in 2019.
“We’ve experienced a lot of downs on the rollercoaster trip about the 6 many years but pretty very good ups as effectively. I’d say extra than 50 p.c of the men and women that were there at the 1st race are nonetheless with us, so that for me is an achievement,” stated Steiner.
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“It’s been a pretty great experience, there’s been some difficulties in the ride, but it’s been great. The most unforgettable moment for sure was the sixth-position finish in our initially race, and 2nd, the fifth-place finish in the championship in 2018, which we will try out to replicate with any luck , quickly.”
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