Haas will start tomorrow Grand Prix from P18 and P20 with Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin respectively. The team directed by Guenther Steiner faced another difficult Saturday in one of the most traditional and challenging tracks of the calendar.
Schumacher who had positive moments during Q1 enjoyed the session and praised the job done with his team, "Challenging conditions but on the other hand a lot of fun – I enjoyed every second of it. I think the communication with the team was on point today. We managed to take the right decisions at the right time, and I think that helped us being where we are now. I think we can be happy with the results we achieved today, maybe not in terms of ranking, but definitely in terms of procedures that we had and everything in terms of communication was very good. I'm really excited about tomorrow – I have a special helmet on that keeps me protected but is also a very lucky charm. I'm very much considering keeping it!"
Mazepin enjoyed the session but wasn´t happy with his own performance due to the lack of experience, "It was a lot of fun to drive. I'm upset because today was a prime example of why you need experience in Formula 1. Going in from lower formulas you have wet tires and you try to drive them to the maximum grip you have. Here, you also have the inters, which are much faster, and I thought the right tire with the amount of water to stay out was wets but we needed to box for inters earlier. I just lacked that grip and I only had one lap on those tires – it wasn't enough to put a good lap together."
Steiner had positive words for both of his drivers who experienced their first Qualy under wet conditions in one of the most demanding tracks of the calendar "A very interesting qualifying with the rain coming and going. We just tried to do the best we can, and I think for our two guys – their first year in these conditions to run at Spa – isn't an easy task, but they both got the cars home safe and in one piece which was the most important thing to do. Now we just wait to see what the weather is doing tomorrow and try to take some advantage out of it. All in all, not a bad day."