Steiner upset over Magnussen’s Japanese GP criticism

Date published: October 15 2019

Guenther Steiner reportedly angry with Kevin Magnussen for openly criticising Haas at Suzuka.

Haas principal Guenther Steiner admits he isn’t happy with the criticism which Kevin Magnussen aimed at the team in Suzuka.

It was a weekend to forget for the Danish driver who started P19 after crashing out early in Q1, before in the race he could recover only to P17.

According to Danish newspaper BT, Magnussen, who will remain with Haas for 2020, was highly critical of the strategy he was placed on in the race and also how his pit stop was handled when speaking to the media.

And this hasn’t gone down well with his boss.

“For me, this is about the team, while for Kevin it’s about himself and his career,” said Steiner.

“I understand if he is angry, but usually we give each other time to get all the facts on the table and then we decide what went wrong.

“If he’s annoyed, he has to be annoyed with me, because no one did anything wrong on purpose. We don’t get annoyed when he puts the car in the wall in qualifying.”

Magnussen remains P15 in the Drivers’ Championship, while Haas are all the way down in P9 in the Constructors’.

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