Guenther Steiner is known for his furious rants.
Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner was left fuming after a lap-one collision between teammates Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen ended their day before it even began in Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
Steiner, famed for his furious rants after the successful Netflix series documenting the 2018 season, no doubt went into an utter meltdown directed at his two drivers after first lap contact put both drivers out of the race.
Unsure of where the pace had gone since the season opener in Australia, Haas had put Grosjean in a ‘launch spec’ car while Magnussen was driving the fully updated version – the idea being to try to solve at least a few problems in the development direction they had taken. This plan did not go well.
“It was a very disappointing race for us,” said Steiner. “I’m just stating the obvious here. The best that our drivers could bring to the battle was a shovel – to dig the hole we’re in even deeper. We need to go back, regroup, and see what we do in future.”
Both Haas F1 cars collided on the first laps Sunday.
In the usual chaos on lap one, Magnussen made contact with the right rear of Grosjean’s car. Grosjean picked up a puncture, but both drivers would soon retire with crash damage.
“I picked up the rear right puncture,” said Grosjean. “After the pit-stop the damage to the car, on the floor, the brake ducts and so on, it was too much to be able to carry on racing. We had to retire the car unfortunately. It’s a real shame. We wanted to evaluate both packages on the cars today. My car felt really good on the way to the grid, I was encouraged by those laps, and was hoping for a good race.”
Both drivers were scored with DNFs and at the bottom of the order.
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