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TEAM: Haas F1
Kevin Magnussen has been handed a three-place grid penalty and a penalty point added to his licence after the stewards deemed he did block Sergio Perez in Q1.
Toro Rosso debutant Brendon Hartley failed to get out of Q1; Kevin Magnussen given three-place grid drop for blocking Sergio Perez.
Although Guenther Steiner believes it is “impossible” to level the playing field in today’s F1, he says there is no reason why it cannot become a reality with the help of “cost control.”
The tyre choices for the Mexico Grand Prix have revealed a very aggressive strategy from Mercedes compared to their rivals Ferrari and Red Bull.
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen are ready to receive a “special” welcome in Austin, Texas as Haas return home for a second time in their short history.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has said that the American outfit have rejected Ferrari’s advances to bring either Antonio Giovinazzi or Charles Leclerc to the team for 2018.
With Carlos Sainz off to Renault for the remaining four races in this year’s championship, Guenther Steiner says that may just help Haas in the Constructors’ Championship.
Lewis Hamilton has a slightly more conservative tyre strategy at the United States Grand Prix, where he could clinch his fourth World Championship title.
A second DNF in three races dealt a huge blow to Sebastian Vettel’s title hopes, however, he insists it is not over.
Double points finishes for both Force India and Haas as Lance Stroll suffers late retirement.