Guenther Steiner goes by way of the ‘subsequent query’ listing over Haas’ 2023 line-up : PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner has nothing new to say about Haas’ 2023 line-up, nor does he have a deadline for stated information, and sure Mick Schumacher continues to be a candidate.

Haas have one half of their 2023 driver line-up sorted, Kevin Magnussen having signed a multi-year deal when he returned at first of this season, however his team-mate continues to be undecided.

Schumacher is out of contract on the finish of this season and compliments from his group boss are as uncommon as his points-scoring finishes, simply two in 37 begins.

Whereas Steiner was stated to be talking with him a few new deal again in July, these talks stalled when Sebastian Vettel threw the driving force open large when he introduced his retirement.

That noticed Schumacher linked to his Aston Martin seat, however these rumours ended shortly with the group signing Fernando Alonso.

Schumacher has since been linked to Alonso’s Alpine seat with Esteban Ocon in favour of his good pal becoming a member of him.

Nonetheless, the most recent hypothesis has Pierre Gasly in that seat with Nyck de Vries taking the Frenchman’s AlphaTauri seat. That leaves Williams, or his present group Haas.

Steiner has but to determine.

“The newest is identical as the most recent was final week and two weeks in the past,” he stated. “There isn’t a information.

“We’re ready, we’re taking a look at the whole lot and speaking with Mr Haas quite a bit about it. However now we have not decided.

“I cannot provide you with a date when the choice is made, as a result of that can be your subsequent query. We’ll give ourselves time.

“What we wish to ensure of is that we don’t make a fast resolution after which remorse it subsequent 12 months, you understand.

“We wish to take the time now we have obtainable to attempt to get one of the best resolution, whether it is proper or not we’ll discover out solely subsequent 12 months, however not less than we put together ourselves to make one of the best resolution.

“So, no resolution has been taken. Lots of people have talked to us.”

Mick Schumacher speaking with Guenther Steiner and Ayao Komatsu. Britain July 2022

Wait and see if Schumacher is the ‘finest resolution’ for Haas

As for the following half on the query listing, Steiner continued: “Mick as properly continues to be within the operating, as a result of that would be the subsequent query.

“So, in the long run, we simply undergo the motions and we wish to wait just a few extra races. Additionally, how Mick is doing. As I stated, we’re in no hurry to do something for the time being.”

Pressed as to why, with drivers leaping everywhere not less than on the subject of F1’s hearsay mill, Haas haven’t already retained Schumacher, Steiner stated: “As a result of we wish to wait to see if that’s the finest resolution for the group to re-sign Mick.

“As I stated earlier than, he’s in the identical place as all the opposite drivers which are available on the market. We simply wish to attempt to make one of the best resolution for the group’s future.”

Schumacher’s Ferrari future additionally but to be determined

Though it has been reported Schumacher will half methods with Ferrari’s driver academy on the finish of this season, Mattia Binotto says no resolution has been made.

In keeping with stories Schumacher’s cope with the Scuderia, which started in 2019, will come to a pure finish after this season with the German not open to renewing it as he needs to be free to signal with a non-Ferrari group if it involves that.

Binotto says he’ll be talking with the driving force within the coming weeks.

“With Mick, as we stated at first of the season, it’s essential for Mick this season to enhance,” stated the Ferrari group boss.

“We’ll in just a few races sit down with him, make a stability of the season, and we’ll try this as properly along with Haas and determine for his finest future.”

Learn extra: Why it’s too quickly for Formulation 1 to surrender on Mick Schumacher

 

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