F1 News: Hass boss Gunther Steiner says Mick Schumacher still has time to prove he deserves a contract extension.
Haas is currently one of the land jet teams that has not yet confirmed the complete driver line-up for the 2023 season. Kevin Magnussen has been confirmed to be occupying one of the seats, but it is not yet known who his teammate is.
The news that blows says Nico Hulkenberg has the opportunity to become Magnussen’s new tandem. Likewise with Antonio Giovinazzi, who has a close relationship with Ferrari as the engine supplier.
But according to Haas boss Gunther Steiner, Schumacher still has a chance to stay at the US team. It has not yet made a final decision so anything is still possible.
“We still haven’t made a decision regarding who will be the driver and help our development as a team,” said Steiner quoted from Motorsport.com.
“To be honest, we don’t know yet whether Mick Schumacher will stay or not. He has impressed in Canada, England and Austria, but he still can’t be consistent,” he added.
“He must be able to perform even better, more often to maintain his consistency in every race,” he continued.
Furthermore, Gunther Steiner emphasized that Haas did not want to rush to extend Mick Schumacher’s contract. The reason, he wanted to see first how the young man from Germany was developing. The driver still has plenty of time to prove his quality.
“We are not in a hurry to determine who will fill our second seat. Mick also still has the opportunity and time to show what he can do,” he said.
“Personally, I’ve spoken to several candidates, because it’s part of my job. But I can’t make a decision yet.”
“Our target next season is to minimize accidents or risks that threaten the development of our team. Even though we can still take risks, and if the decision is good, everything will go smoothly. The opposite situation can also happen,” added Steiner.
“We want to recruit experienced drivers, who can communicate with our mechanics so that they can give good feedback. But there are no contracted drivers yet.”
“Yes there may be Daniel Ricciardo, but he is not at his best. We also don’t know what plans he has. Maybe he wants a season break, no one knows. But I reiterate, I have spoken to many people, ” the lid.
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