Steiner reckons Q3 is possible

Date published: July 19 2016

Guenther Steiner reckons that Haas making it into the final round of qualifying is definitely possible as they head to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The American outfit has yet to make it into Q3 yet this season, despite star driver Romain Grosjean finishing in the points on numerous occasions this year.

Having a relatively good first season in F1, Steiner said that it is only natural for them to want more but also reflected that they have done more than they expected in 2016.

"I would say it is brutal in the midfield, which is where we are in the standings," he said.

"We just need to make sure the cars are as prepared as possible, the tyres are in the range they need to be, the drivers are hitting their marks perfectly, and that we go out on the track at the right time.

"It ends up being a lot of ingredients that we have to get together, but I think getting to Q3 is achievable. We just need to work on all of the above points.

"We probably wouldn't have thought that we would have 28 points so far in our first season, but we still do wish that we were a little higher up in the standings.

"We are very close to the teams in front of us and hope that we can keep competing and moving up.

"I am very proud of us, though. We are doing well for our first season [in Formula 1] and the team has been working hard to be where we are."