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Haas DRS Fails in Monaco

Haas F1 Facing Disqualification in Monaco! DRS Non-compliance Issue

25/05/2024

Both Haas F1 cars face disqualification in Monaco due to non-compliant DRS systems, risking a back-of-the-grid start.

Breaking news from Monaco: the DRS on both Haas F1 cars was found to be non-compliant at the end of the session.

Nico Hülkenberg qualified 12th, while Kevin Magnussen was 15th.

In his report, FIA Technical Delegate Jo Bauer stated:

“The adjustable positions of the highest rear wing elements were checked on cars number 20 and 27.”

“The outermost left and right areas of the movable elements exceeded the maximum permitted opening of 85 mm on both cars.”

“As this is not in compliance with Article 3.10.10 h) of the Technical Regulations, I am referring this to the stewards for their consideration.”

It is expected that the stewards will disqualify both Haas F1 cars, resulting in a back-of-the-grid start—a severe penalty, especially at a circuit like Monaco.

Haas F1 Drivers Both Falter in Q2 at Monaco.

After three consecutive Q3 appearances, Nico Hülkenberg faltered in Q2 at Monaco. The Haas F1 driver qualified 12th and acknowledges it will be challenging to score points in the race. He does not rule out his team taking strategic risks.

“I think that’s the case. It was like that all weekend; we were a bit on the edge of the top 10. My last Q2 lap was clean, I didn’t lose any time, but unfortunately, we weren’t fast enough,” said Hülkenberg.

“Overtaking is easy here, it’ll be fine!” the German joked about the race. “It’s neither bad nor good; we’re in a position where we have to roll the dice and take risks. We’ll see how the start goes and where we are afterward, and then we’ll see what we can do.”

In contrast, Kevin Magnussen broke a streak of four Q1 eliminations to qualify 15th in the Principality’s streets, though he expressed frustration: “We didn’t manage to get a clean lap on the second set of tyres, again.”

“This is the fifth or sixth time this year, so it’s not good, and it’s starting to annoy me. The pace was there with the car; we could have fought for Q3, and Q3 here offers points. I’m a bit gutted.”

“We added fuel for another lap in case we had to abandon our lap and start a new one due to traffic. I started the attack lap, and we cancelled it for no reason, then there was traffic on the next one.”

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