Haas didn´t have the chance to improve from the last positions in today´s qualifying session. MotorLat had access to a brief online meeting with Guenther Steiner where he shared his thoughts and feelings with a selected group of journalists.
On the gap between their closest competitors, the Team Principal said “it was a bit surprising and it´s not satisfying to be this far behind.”
Steiner is aware of the difficult season ahead. When asked about what result would make him happy considering they haven’t developed the car “every little surprise makes you happy. What you learn is to enjoy more the moment. Last weekend we weren´t too bad. Today in Fp3 we weren´t too bad”
About his expectations after the session. Steiner was clear “… we don´t seem to be very competitive here. It looks like there will be some rain and maybe that mixes [things] up…”
Asked about Gene Haas´ thoughts on the team´s position and results, Steiner explained that Gene is well aware that this is the consequence of not developing the car and therefore he´s not surprised.
When asked by MotorLat if he feels the story on Schumacher´s seat and the battle between the drivers are being turned into bigger stories than what they actually are. Guenther said “yes, I think it is made a little bit bigger thing than what it actually is. I think I explained it all the weekend. The seat issue was a thing I didn´t know about until a week ago and if we put the seat straight the car won´t be any faster just to make sure about that one… and I think it was said in a good way...yes, I think a lot of things are made bigger than they are”