The American outfit had revealed forward of the primary race that it would not develop its VF-21 automobile following the pre-season check in Bahrain, focusing all its assets on its 2022 challenger as a substitute.
Haas may have some minor updates for the second race of the season at Imola as a result of they weren’t prepared in time for testing or the season opener, however won’t add any new developments after that.
The workforce was on the backside of the timesheets for a lot of the Bahrain GP, its drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin qualifying final, the German half a second off the closest Williams.
Within the race, Mazepin crashed proper at first, whereas Schumacher went on to complete final.
Steiner is staying reasonable about Haas’ prospects for the season forward, and recognises essentially the most it will possibly do is assist its drivers get expertise forward of what he hopes is a greater 2022.
“I might say if we are able to take the struggle to Williams that is about it,” stated Steiner. “You recognize, and I’m very reasonable about that. And we’re not placing any effort into doing something greater than that.
“I feel the most important quantity we are able to get out of the automobile [is] to get our drivers ready or get them ready higher, simply get them expertise and that’s what we wish to achieve this they’re prepared when we have now a greater automobile and that’s simply how our plan is for this yr.”
Gunther Steiner, Group Principal, Haas F1
Photograph by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images
Mazepin’s weekend was thwarted by a number of spins earlier than his early exit from the race, whereas Schumacher additionally spun on the restart however managed to rejoin and safe his first F1 race end.
Steiner is optimistic each his drivers realized from their errors and will not repeat them.
“I feel whenever you struggle they should be taught this preventing,” Steiner added. “I feel each of them went on to the throttle too harsh, you realize, they usually then went on the kerb or one thing like this.
“And it is simply, you realize, these vehicles are so highly effective, and when the torque kicks in, you get a kick and you can’t recoup them anymore. So I feel that is down to creating the expertise.
“I don’t suppose that they are going to try this once more. They may spin once more, however not in the best way they did at present.
“This was a brand new expertise, in a race, you realize, making an attempt to struggle with different vehicles, and generally to be a bit of bit too optimistic.”