“We have to be very careful,” Guenther Steiner confirms Haas will race at the Australian Grand Prix without a ‘spare chassis’ for Mick Schumacher

Guenther Steiner and Haas need to sort the house out soon if they intend to build on the momentum from the opening two races of the new season

Haas's Team Principal Guenther Steiner
Haas's Team Principal Guenther Steiner

Guenther Steiner and Haas have had a wonderful start to the season but it hasn’t been flawless. The Australian seemed to have overcome every obstacle thrown at them before the start of the season. From losing their sponsors and one of the drivers in their line-up, it had been a torrid start but the team found all the answers within that short period and started off their campaign in style by securing P5 in Bahrain.

Kevin Magnussen adapted to the new challenger like a fish to water after a break from Formula 1 for a period of more than two years. That definitely did put that extra bag of pressure to perform on Mick Schumacher’s shoulders. The urge to be better on the same car as he crashed during the Saudi Arabian GP qualifying. Mick Schumacher would have wanted to build on the half decent start that he had to the season but all the hopes came crashing down. 

Fortunately, it has been confirmed that the driver has walked out of that incident unharmed. But when this happened, it didn’t look good as both wheels came out of the car. Although he has been able to fully recover but the damage done to the car during the crash is coming back to haunt Haas. The team’s Principal has raised concerns about the car.

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Guenther Steiner and Haas need to sort the house out soon if they intend to build on the momentum from the opening two races of the new season

Mick Schumacher's crash at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying
Mick Schumacher’s crash at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying

There have been speculation that Haas might be going ahead with only one car if everything doesn’t go according to the plan. Haas Team Principal, Guenther Steiner said, “You need to have as many parts as possible at that time, but we don’t have any more in stock and everything we had is here.”

“There is no spare frame or anything, so we have to be very careful. Otherwise we will race again with only one car!”

“It’s coming back for repair, so hopefully we have it again for Imola, as a spare frame. I think it’s fine. The side impact structure needs to be changed and repainted, there is a small dent, but the frame is repairable.” As reported by motorsport.

Guenther Steiner and Haas need to sort it out sooner rather than later or they could lose this momentum that they have build for themselves and also lose a lot of valuable points.

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