Haas, Steiner on the decision to focus on Hulkenberg: “We needed an experienced driver”

Haas will be one of the teams that will appear at the starting line of the new season with a half-modified line up. Confirmed Kevin Magnussen, the American team has decided to focus on Nico Hulkenberg who takes the place of compatriot Mick Schumacher. Hulkenberg covered the first kilometers driving the Haas during the Pirelli test which took place on Tuesday at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Arguing the choice made by the stars and stripes team, Guenther Steiner admitted that he wanted to bet on an expert driver like the former Aston Martin reserve to try to make a leap forward.

He has driven two races for Aston Martin this year, and has done quite well – said Steiner, interviewed by the Beyond The Grid podcast – We evaluated what was best for the team and in the end it emerged that it is better to have an experienced driver to make the team progress faster. Because in a Formula 1 team you have to go fast, otherwise you lose momentum and fall behind”.

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