MotorLat had access to an online media session with Haas ´team principal Guenther Steiner where he shared his opinion on the third Sprint race of the calendar and his drivers´ performance.
Haas drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin will start from the 19th and 20th place their first Brazilian GP.
When MotorLat asked his thoughts on the sprint races and if he would like to have more of them in the future he said Guenther said “I´m Ok with Sprint races what I find a little bit boring is Fp2. In Fp2 there´s no real excitement everybody´s doing a different program you don´t really know who is doing what, how much fuel, you are out and there´s not a lot of things happening and I think they will be rethought for next year but the sprint qualifying race I´m quite interested in. It mixes up a little bit of different things to do.”
When we asked how would he rate his drivers first time weekend in Brazil he said “I think we did pretty well this weekend. We were very close to the Williams and it is a very difficult track this one technically for the drivers so I think they did pretty well considering they never drove here.”
About Nikita´s emotional Friday and what the driver said bout people leaving the team by the end of the season. Guenther explained there are members who will be leaving by the end of the year looking for other challenges in motorsport and also due to the fact that the F1 calendar demands are pretty challenging to everybody. He declined to mention who is going and staying from his Nikita´s crew out of respect for the privacy of those involved. “I will not dramatize, there´s not like a mass exodus. This is happening in racing at the end of the year some people move on and some people move out of motorsport.”