It was a good weekend for Haas after Mick Schumacher led the team into Q2. MotorLat had access to an online media session where the team principal shared his thoughts on today´s performance.
Guenther praised his driver´s capacity to adapt to the mixed conditions of the day “The whole weekend he seems to be adapting pretty well to this race track…I´m very happy with what he did today and I think there´s still more to come.”
When he was asked by MotorLat on his feelings after Mick made it into Q2 Steiner said “very happy for the team, to be honest, because they all work hard all the time to get everything out. If I say it it´s difficult to understand why I say it because I see what they are doing and there´s no result and then I feel bad about it. For me, I´m very happy for them because I know the effort they put into it. Maybe three years ago we were not happy for not going into Q3 now we´re happy to get out of Q1. It´s a different thing but for the guys just a little bit of success takes them forward and therefore I was most happy and to be honest we didn´t get lucky, we did a good a job. They did the things right and I like how they interacted as a team everything was done good and it shows that you have to keep on going, working hard and things will come to us”
On his expectations for the race, Steiner said “if it´s dry, it´s not fantastic. We need a little bit of rain, changing conditions which could help. If it´s a dry race it will be difficult to get into points... Maybe the weather changes and we manage to get the best out of changing conditions.”
Looking ahead into the next season Steiner said “That was my greatest satisfaction to see how the team executed. We´re ready for next year. We´re fine. There was a chance today and they worked as if they´ve worked together for five years. Mick was very calm and the race engineer did a great job always staying calm…everybody did what they needed to do the mechanics and that´s what makes me happy. We´re ready. If we have a better car and the race team is ready, we´ll get some points.”