Steiner: You make your own luck

Date published: October 6 2016

Guenther Steiner is adamant Haas will bounce back from their recent disappointments, which culminated in a double DNF at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Romain Grosjean’s Sunday afternoon ended when his brakes exploded, spinning him into the gravel at Sepang’s final corner.

His team-mate Esteban Gutierrez joined him on the sidelines when his front left wheel came off, forcing him to park the car.

The double retirement meant Haas remain on 28 points, having not scored a single point since July’s Austrian GP.

“It’s not like we’ve been having these problems, we’re just having them now,” explained team boss Steiner.

“We just need to deal with them and continue finding solutions.

“This is a time for us to show how strong we are.

“We’ve faced adversity before. We always dig our way out of it. We get things done because we just keep working.

“And the only way to get out of the situations we’ve been in is to keep working.

“You can say that you are unlucky, but you make your own luck.

“When these things happen you analyse what took place, prevent that it happens again and never give up.”

Looking ahead to this weekend’s grand prix at Suzuka, Steiner is hoping that Haas can once again “show what we can do.”

He said: “You can’t do a lot more than what your car has already, and we are pretty confident that what we’ve got is working well.

“We just need to find a balance for the weekend.

“Japan is high speed and there are some challenging corners, but it’s a nice place to be and I hope we can find a good setup and show what we can do.”