Steiner Admits He Misses Former F1 Drivers Magnussen & Grosjean

Published 09/08/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit, Portimao, Portugal – Haas’ Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


The Haas duo of Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin are one of the most controversial pairings on the grid this season. The rookie drivers were engaged in several heated moments. And once again, they were involved in yet another controversy when Schumacher and Mazepin avoided a catastrophic crash and then verbally attacked each other after the race.

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Although, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin are not the first duos to give Steiner a headache. The former Haas duo of Magnussen and Grosjean also clashed frequently on the track.

Despite that, Haas team principal, Guenther Steiner revealed former the driver lineup of Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were easier to handle than the current duo.

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What did Guenther Steiner say?

“They were there before and knew how to deal with situations like this. When something had to be clarified, they knew what to do,” said Guenther Steiner in an interview with Motorsport-Total.com.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – Incumbent Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

With experience, some things become clearer. These guys still have to learn a lot about how certain things are best kept. That will come with time,” believes Steiner. (Quotes translated via Google)

It hasn’t happened for the first time and it won’t be the last time: Steiner on Mazepin and Schumacher rivalry

During the Dutch GP, as soon as Mick Schumacher went to overtake his teammate, Nikita Mazepin maneuvered his VF-21 to the right, which almost drove the German into the wall. Meanwhile, after the race, Guenther Steiner admitted the Haas duo will continue to i

“We are still a young team. We are the youngest team and we have two young drivers,” said Steiner after the most recent incident at the Zandvoort Circuit.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN – MARCH 12: Mick Schumacher of Germany and Haas F1 and Nikita Mazepin of Russia and Haas F1 look on from the grid during Day One of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on March 12, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Joe Portlock/Getty Images)

“It hasn’t happened for the first time and it won’t be the last time. It’s difficult, especially this year when we’re fighting at the bottom of the field.”

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“Your only fight is the one with your teammate. It’s a bit heated because the stable duel is the only success they can get,” concluded Steiner.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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