The comeback of the category pinnacle of motorsport is closer and closer every day, as the drivers are back training and the teams preparing for the second half of the F1 season set to kick off in Belgium in a week’s time.
Looking out the midfield of the grid is Haas. Even though 2022 is proving to be a kinder season for the American Team, Schumacher’s and Magnussen’s efforts have granted them positioning the crew P7 on the constructors’ standings.
Team Principal Guenther Steiner was asked if the team is coming back on track with more updates on the VF-22 after the introduction of a big one in Hungary: “No. nothing of substance, maybe a few tweaks, but nothing of substance,” he stated.
About changing priorities to start focusing on the 2023 season challenger, Steiner assured the team is already in that mindset: “Absolutely, yeah, we already focused on that since a few months.”
Will they be carrying over their car like Alfa Romeo could be for 2023?
“I think we make new chassis. You know, we just need to make a step in that weight wise to get a little bit better. It's a first year you can make big gains the first year.”
He explained to the media how therefore the team had to be aware of the expenses to take care of the financial side of the team.
“Otherwise you’re discussing a few things in the moment, if you carry them over or not, but we are not there yet and it also depends where you can gain performance and where would you lose little performance. And then you keep that disadvantage but you invest that money somewhere else where you make bigger gains. It's all a calculation, you know?” he concluded.