Months After Mick Schumacher’s Merciless Ouster, Haas’ Guenther Steiner Makes Ironic Comments: “Normally Have Quite a Good Relation…”

Published 06/06/2023, 11:30 AM EDT
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In the world of F1, Haas’ Team Principal Guenther Steiner is someone that is known to be humorous, but also to not mince his words when the time comes. His true nature came through in the Netflix docu-series ‘Drive to Survive’. And fans instantly took a liking to his humorous and unfiltered personality.

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Guenther Steiner was a guest in the latest episode of Billy Monger and Johnny Herbert’s podcast, ‘Lift The Lid’. When talking about his relationship with the drivers, he nonchalantly mentioned that he “normally” has “quite a good relation with drivers“. But Mick Schumacher would probably disagree with that statement.

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Guenther Steiner created waves in the world of F1 when Haas announced the signing of Mick Schumacher in 2021. But soon enough, the hype died as Mick couldn’t live up to the F1 standards, let alone his father’s.

2022 was even more of a disappointment as Schumacher’s crashes proved to be too costly for a small team like Haas. Eventually, at the end of 2022, the German driver was ousted from the team. And Steiner was unapologetic and had no remorse about how things ended with Schumacher.

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On the podcast, he spoke about his relationship with the current drivers. He said, “When drivers get to F1, they know what is expected from them. I normally have quite a good relation with drivers. I treat them very respectfully.

He elaborated further, saying, “I know what they have to do. I support them. When they’ve got issues, I say call me up. If they have something to ask, they are free to call me up.”

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Haas is the youngest team in F1, having made their debut in 2016. After a disappointing few seasons, 2022 proved to be a turnaround point. They finished 8th in the Constructors’ Championship.

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This year, Steiner signed Nico Hulkenberg as the driver replacing Schumacher. Steiner has been all praise for Hulkenberg, saying “In the moment, I’m very happy. We wanted to achieve getting Nico onboard.” And Hulkenberg has delivered for them, scoring 6 points in 8 races. His teammate, Kevin Magnussen, has scored only 2 points.

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Despite being the youngest team in F1, Haas have managed to score enough points to secure P7 in the Constructors’ Championship for now, with 8 points in hand. Will they be able to improve in the coming weeks or will they slip down in the standings?

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Yash is a F1 writer at EssentiallySports. With a strong passion for communicating through written word and a keen interest in the world world of motorsports, he thoroughly enjoys being a fan of F1 and covering it for other fans. Ever since he watched the 'INSIDE TRACKS' episode covering the 2018 German Grand Prix, he has fallen in love with the intriguingly complex world of F1.
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