Haas has really made huge progress since their difficult 2021 season. With the return of Kevin Magnussen, the American team has a stronger pair of drivers who fight to get into the midfield. Magnussen has scored fifteen points this season. However, Mick Schumacher is yet to score his first career points.
The young German who, last year, clearly dominated former teammate Nikita Mazepin is struggling to get his first points.
Last week, before action began in Monaco, Guenther Steiner talked to the press including MotorLat about various topics concerning his team and when he was consulted over Mick´s bad fortune to score he explained: “What I´m more worried about that there is desperation setting in...overdriving.
"He knows that he´s very close and he just needs patience. Obviously, last week we said it was a good week and then the week before last was a good week and it never happened but at some stage it will happen.”
He later added: “Something always happens; we are almost there. At some stage it will happen because the car is good enough and he can do, be at the points.”
Haas has shown strong performances and the Spanish GP before Monaco showed it as both cars made Q3. Schumacher was P6 after lap one but the team went with the wrong strategy.
When asked about the performance shown in Spain, Steiner said jokingly “I was looking for the podium after the first three laps.”
The team principal keeps a positive mindset but highlights the team needs to score from their two drivers: “As I said, it will happen because the package is there to make points.
"We need to make points with two drivers as well. So, it´s a lot of… we need to do it at some stage Hopefully, that´s sooner than later. “
When asked if Schumacher would feel more confident after scoring, he said: “For sure it gives you more confidence but how will he then be and his driving performance it´s difficult to say before he gets there.”
The Monaco Grand Prix would end on a bad note for Haas with a double DNF and a car broke in two parts.