Guenther Steiner’s audacious claim suggests ousting Mick Schumacher for Nico Hulkenberg ‘balanced’ Haas

Team boss Guenther Steiner credits Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg for stabilizing the team.


Guenther Steiner’s audacious claim suggests ousting Mick Schumacher for Nico Hulkenberg ‘balanced’ Haas

Nico Hulkenberg (Image credit: Car and Driver) Guenther Steiner (Image credit: Racingnews365) and Mick Schumacher (Image credit: F1-insider)

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner recently stated that the team is enjoying a much calmer season than in previous years. His comment subtly referred to former F1 driver Mick Schumacher, who faced significant difficulties during his initial time with the team. The American team also faced challenges due to driver Nikita Mazepin‘s connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.

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When asked if having two experienced F1 drivers in, Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hülkenberg, was a direct benefit and a result of Mick Schumacher‘s departure, Guenther Steiner responded with a “yes” to the Guardian. He mentioned that the team had achieved stabilization once again.

He mentioned that the team had achieved stabilization once again. While acknowledging the drivers as the most apparent factor, Steiner also emphasized the collective efforts of numerous individuals making significant contributions to the team’s success. “I think we stabilised again. As you said, the most obvious thing to see is the drivers, but we have got a lot of people doing good work,” Guenther explained.

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Guenther Steiner believes it’s one of the ‘calmest’ years yet for Haas

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner (Image credit: Sportskeeda)

Mick Schumacher’s two years in Formula One have not been overly impressive. Team principal Guenther Steiner has acknowledged the financial impact the German driver had on the team. Two crashes, which resulted in significant damage to their car, incurred substantial costs for Haas. Given the team’s limited financial resources, these incidents had severe consequences. Additionally, Steiner noted that Kevin Magnussen consistently outperformed Schumacher.

In the same interview with Guardian, Guenther Steiner humorously acknowledged his skills in delivering bad news and persuading people, alongside his liking for talking nonsense. While he has not needed to employ those skills this season, he acknowledged the potential for change. Nonetheless, he deemed it one of the calmest years so far.

“The two things I am good at, other than talking all the time, are delivering bad news and persuading people to say yes. That’s my entire skillset. Actually, I didn’t have to use a lot this season. It’s going pretty steady. Fingers crossed because it could all change. But it’s one of the calmest years up to now,” Steiner concluded.

Haas, with their new driver lineup of Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen, is currently P8 in the constructors’ standings with eight points. In the drivers’ standings, Hulkenberg is in 13th  with six points ahead of his teammate, who is placed in P18.

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