Guenther Steiner needs US driver Logan Sargeant at ‘the American crew’ Haas : PlanetF1

Guenther Steiner stated one in all his needs is to see Logan Sargeant in the future transfer to Haas because the younger American driver prepares for his debut F1 season.

Over the previous couple of years, Haas have been the only American consultant on the grid with their headquarters in Kannapolis, North Carolina however in 2023, their automobile won’t be the one exhibiting of the Stars and Stripes.

Sargeant will develop into the primary American driver since 2015 as he makes his debut within the sport with Williams following a powerful F2 profession.

However, a possible match made in heaven turned out to not be the case as, though Haas had been available on the market for a brand new driver, they opted in opposition to pursuing Sargeant, believing they wanted a driver with extra expertise.

“In fact I want to see an American driver with us,” Steiner advised Texan broadcaster KVUE. “I believe what we have to see is the event of an American driver, which could be very tough.

“We had the final two years in the past with two rookies, final yr with one inexperienced driver. And we as a crew are nonetheless very younger. And for us in the meanwhile there’s extra efficiency to be gained for the crew to make it higher, to prepare, as a result of in the meanwhile there isn’t any American driver with expertise in F1. Due to this fact, we determined to not take an American once more.”

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Mick Schumacher’s relative lack of expertise, together with some costly crashes, appears to have been the nail within the coffin for his Haas profession with the crew bringing within the veteran Nico Hulkenberg however Steiner didn’t rule out in the future making a transfer for the younger Sargeant.

In a yr which sees three US races on the calendar and with Haas’ new American title sponsor behind them, it appears an American driver is the subsequent step for the crew and Steiner stated that’s one thing on his radar.

“There’s now an American driver who’s going to achieve expertise and he wants all of the assist he can get in the meanwhile. And I don’t assume in the meanwhile it’s there.

“So hopefully it comes, as a result of I want that he makes expertise after which as soon as he has made expertise, he involves us, the American crew. How about that?”

Regardless of a inhabitants of 331.9 million, there was a relative lack of Components 1 drivers hailing from the US. Sargeant is the primary since Scott Velocity and simply the third to race within the twenty first century.

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