The weekend ahead is set to be a challenging one: in Monaco there is no room for mistakes, as the street circuit is quite demanding in terms of precision.
Even more so if it's your rookie year in an F1 car, like the Haas drivers.
“I think they both know that it makes no sense to take any risk, especially the first time in Monte Carlo,” said Steiner.
“Here the most important thing is to get your confidence between the boards, you know. So I think they both did a good job today.”
“Unfortunately Mick at the end of the session hit the wall, but the session was almost over. So it was, if there is a good time to hit the wall, it was a good time, but otherwise they both did a good job.”
The Team Principal went on to explain the dynamic of the incident, explaining that Mick "got a little bit close to Checo and lost some downforce and then just almost hit and then it hit the barrier. I think the damage is the rear right suspension, but nothing to what it looks like.”
“I hope nothing went into the gearbox. But normally, looking at what was just on TV and seeing the car yet myself, it looks like just a suspension.”
No significant damage and eyes set on the rest of the weekend for Haas.
But does Steiner have "any specific instructions ahead of qualifying?"
“They already know it's so difficult to give instructions here."
"You just have, when you get down to a good lap without traffic, you just need to go."
Hence, they will be focused on trying to get out on track at a good time, "because as soon as you actually have traffic, your lap is destroyed. Our only chance is to always try to do our best. But with the traffic, it could happen any time, you know.”
All in all, he seems satisfied with their performances so far.
“Qualifying is on Saturday and the race on Sunday, but for the first day I'm actually very happy with what they both did.”