With a single-seater that retains a totally frozen chassis, because the Haas F1 Staff has not used the lesser of the 2 growth tokens granted this winter, the American crew is aware of that it’s going to begin a season this weekend. already troublesome. So Günther Steiner confided that scoring one or two factors would already be “incredible”. For weeks now, the crew director has been recalling how 2021 is a yr of transition, for which a minimal of sources have been granted. The road of sight is 2022, and Haas has due to this fact executed with little means to arrange its VF-21.
Within the fingers of rookies Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, the American single-seater will even seem in Sakhir on Friday in a configuration similar to that of the winter exams. Only some new however minor parts shall be put in in the course of the second Grand Prix of the season, in Imola subsequent month. Then there’ll now not be any query of the slightest growth.
“We have not modified any half”, specifies Günther Steiner this Thursday in Bahrain. “All of the developments in testing are right here. Throughout testing, daily we had just a few new components, however the automobile shall be this weekend because it was to complete testing on Sunday. Every thing we deliberate to have right here now we have it. ”
“We had a late growth, which we are going to introduce in Imola, however that is the final step for this automobile. There shall be smaller components for Imola, no large modifications sincerely. Just some small components, which weren’t prepared on time. However we had recognized for a month that they weren’t going to be. It wasn’t a matter of delay or something, it isn’t that. We’ll have components in Imola, after which we cannot. will modify the automobile extra, as I stated earlier than. “
Seeing the arrival of the Grands Prix, getting ready its younger drivers and its crew so as to be there subsequent yr is the precedence of this season. Schumacher and Mazepin should cope with one thing new, nevertheless, since all free follow classes will now final one hour. However, Steiner believes that this modification of format is an effective factor for the spectators, with out actually affecting the work of the groups.
“This system shall be similar to final yr, as a result of in an hour and a half final yr, we had time to attend 15 or 20 minutes anyway, after the primary stint.”, he emphasizes. “The driving schedule won’t change a lot. It will likely be factor for the present, I feel, as a result of we are going to nonetheless have the identical variety of tires. There shall be extra exercise than earlier than in an hour. It will likely be the identical. factor however in an hour as a substitute of an hour and a half. This isn’t a nasty factor. This system modifications little or no. After all, right here the FP1 are usually not very consultant, as a result of they happen early, it’s scorching , so we won’t [apprendre] lots on lengthy stints. “