The 2024 started with bomb in timeliness her Formula 1. Guenther Steiner is a past Haasleaving his post team principal which he owned from the 2016when the team entered the grid.
It is rather difficult to think of another man at the helm of the American team, since o Italian connected with her inseparable, especially after popularity which he acquired for the rants of in the series Drive to Survive on Netflix.
However, there had long been resentment within her with Steiner, particularly on the part of the owner Gene Haas. The machine tool magnate is quite frugal at financing that provides for this project, while at the same time asking for good results. He tries to drink champagne by spending as much money as is required for a cheap wine, and this is something that Steiner himself often emphasized.
Nevertheless, there was also special agreement with the Ferrarifrom 2016 still, which provides Haas with technical support along with engine, gearbox and rear suspension. Furthermore, until the 2022 the Dallara was building the chassis, with Haas simply assembling it.
This is a complex system of organization and constructionfor which it bears responsibility and himself Steinerwho supported it, but was slow to change his stance.
Haas, of course, pointed to the F1.com how about her cooperation which his team has with the Scuderiathings should be better, expressing shame for condition as is:
“I’m embarrassed that we haven’t been able to take better advantage of that, but going forward, I want that to happen, to take advantage of the good equipment that a lot of other teams don’t have.”
Therefore, the two men continued to arguewhile Steiner tried to convince Haas of drastic changes which the American is in no way willing to make.
THE decision not to renew the cooperation them (Steiner’s contract expired at the end of 2023) was essentially taken morning her Tuesdaywith the announcement following a few hours later.
With engineering in focus
That’s where he enters the frame Hey Komatsu. The Japanese mechanical engineering-engineering graduate at Britainlocated at Formula1 from 2003first at BAR Hondawhile the 2016 came to Haas, until he took on the role of head of mechanical engineering performance.
He seems to be the man who o Haas wants at the helm of his team: ayes-man‘, which will agree with him and will not ask for radical differences. It is the person who puts the mechanical engineering in focusas the owner himself explained.
THE Komatsu he pointed out, after all, that with minor correctionsmovements Haas can succeed on their current form – what they can achieve as the last team on the grid remains to be seen.
Haas wants to achieve a lot with little, considering that the cooperation with Ferrari is enough for something good in the demanding world of Formula 1. Komatsu promises him that this will become a reality.
Only the stopwatch will it prove that – because then there won’t be anyone like Steiner to fire.
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