WITH FERRARI’S ENGINE MISERY STEINER TALKS ABOUT RENAULT : A CHANGE IS UNLIKELY, BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE
Things are not going well for Haas, the team is only ninth in the constructors’ championship.
Haas suffers above all from the weak Ferrari engine. “With the rule clarifications at the end of last year a few things were clarified and this has led to Ferrari having a performance deficit,” explains the 55-year-old. “Ferrari did not have the time to adapt the engine to the new rules. These are the explanations I have received. We still have patience. If the engine is not better next year, there will have to be new explanations.”
Steiner hopes that the engine misery will be over by 2021. “Ferrari is working hard on the new engine. They told me that next year he will take a big step forward. I don’t know how big the step will be and whether we will be able to get close to the Mercedes engine, but it should be better.”
A POSSIBLE CHANGE OF THE ENGINE PARTNER
Since Haas entered Formula 1 in 2016, the US team has been working with Ferrari. Could the misery lead to a change? First of all, Steiner notes: “There is a need for discussion, especially if the performance is not there. Without Ferrari, however, we would not have gotten into Formula 1. That’s why we need to be a little patient.But of course we are putting pressure on them to get back on top. Because where we are driving now is not very nice – and that’s putting it nicely. However I think Ferrari will get back where they want and need to be, but you have to have a little patience.
Steiner also makes it clear: A change is unlikely, but not impossible. He says: “Renault will no longer have customer next year because McLaren is going to Mercedes. That means Renault would certainly be willing to give us engines. But we would also have to buy other parts from Ferrari, for example the suspension and the gearbox, and our whole company is geared to buying these parts. Making big changes is almost impossible, especially since there will be many changes in 2022 anyway. Nevertheless, people are asking around. We can’t afford to let this go on for years. But I think Ferrari can handle it.
WITH FERRARI’S ENGINE MISERY STEINER TALKS ABOUT RENAULT : A CHANGE IS UNLIKELY, BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE WITH FERRARI’S ENGINE MISERY STEINER TALKS ABOUT RENAULT : A CHANGE IS UNLIKELY, BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE
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