The workforce’s new backer has arrived on the scene simply earlier than Haas confirms who will associate Kevin Magnussen subsequent yr, however it isn’t related to any of the candidates.
Nico Hulkenberg and Antonio Giovinazzi stay the favourites for the seat, and whereas Mick Schumacher just isn’t anticipated to remain, he nonetheless hasn’t formally been dominated out of the equation by workforce boss Gunther Steiner.
MoneyGram’s high executives indicated that they’re joyful to go away the selection as much as the Steiner.
“From our perspective we’ve full religion in Gunther,” stated MoneyGram advertising boss Greg Corridor. “This isn’t a choice for us. This can be a racing determination, and we’ve full confidence in him, and we’re enthusiastic about no matter determination they do make.”
Requested about Schumacher’s prospects of staying MoneyGram chairman and CEO Alex Holmes confirmed that the corporate had no desire.
“We wish to be useful, we wish to be concerned, we wish to have the best model illustration, we wish to have the best partnership globally,” stated Holmes.
“Clearly, the drivers play an enormous function in that. It was nice to speak with Mick this morning just a little bit. He is a terrific younger driver.
Haas introduced MoneyGram as its new title sponsor from 2023 onwards.
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“We’ll take Gunther’s lead on that. And whoever’s driving for the workforce, we’ll give all of them the help on the earth.”
Steiner insisted that there was no strain from the brand new sponsor to get an American driver on board, even in the long run.
“I believe as I at all times stated that we might like to have American driver, and that point will come,” he stated.
“We simply must have the best the best individual to do it. The motive force just isn’t a part of this deal. Clearly, he’s a part of the deal, as a result of he is driving the MoneyGram Haas automobile subsequent yr.
“Nevertheless it’s not like that now we’ve acquired strain to place the American in, or prefer it was requested earlier than how a lot say Alex and Greg have in placing Mick within the automobile subsequent yr, all of the lobbying occurring there already!
“I believe that we attempt to get the most effective driver within the automobile, which is able to make the workforce go.”