Third car would ‘distort’ World Championship

Date published: September 21 2018

Haas: Not a fan of third car idea

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner is not a fan of Toto Wolff’s idea of adding a third car to each team on the grid.

A shortage of seats is set to leave the likes of Esteban Ocon without a Formula 1 drive for the 2019 season, and Wolff has repeatedly suggested that a third car for each team would help continue to blood young drivers through the sport.

But, while Red Bull boss Christian Horner has told Wolff to put his hands in his pockets instead, Steiner is another disapproving voice in the ongoing debate.

“I’m not in agreement with a third car because it could confuse the whole picture,” Steiner said.

“It would be very difficult to understand for the fans and new spectators that sometimes a third car could run.

“It would distort the actual championship, in my opinion.

“I think we need to sit back and come up with a better idea.

“As it stands, we have no interest to field a third car. If somebody comes up and pays for it, yes we can consider it.

“Until that happens, there is no thinking about a third car for us.”

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