Haas: The next two years we will stay pretty similar

Date published: February 1 2019

Haas: The next two years we will stay pretty similar

Haas are unlikely to move away from their current set-up of buying parts from Ferrari and outsourcing the chassis to Dallara given F1 could undergo major changes in 2021.

Like the other nine teams on the grid, Haas are contracted to Formula One Management for the next two years; after that the future is up in the air.

New owners Liberty Media have yet to agree a way forward with the teams with budget caps, possible changes to the engines and other new rules likely to come into being in 2021.

But until such a time as Haas know exactly what is going on, team boss Guenther Steiner says they won’t change their way of working.

“I can only talk for the next two years because we don’t have a contract beyond that!” he told RACER.

“In the next two years we will stay pretty similar.

“We try to take on more tasks for this coming year, but you never try to do too much, because if you get greedy then you normally trip over.

“We need to learn and try to do things better.”

Steiner is keen to see what new rules come into play, saying it could work in Haas’ favour as major changes go a long way towards leveling the playing field.

“It’s where the future is,” he said

“If there’s a budget cap, I think we’ve got a bigger chance to move forward than without it.

“If we get more share of the prize money, the better it is.

“It’s one of the most important things [in] this next contract, and as you well know, Formula 1 for 2021 doesn’t start in mid-2020, it starts mid-2019, if not before.

“If you would have information, for sure we would start before.”

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