Guenther Steiner teases potential new Haas title sponsor

Guenther Steiner has revealed that Haas is in “excellent talks” with potential companions together with a potential new title sponsor.

Haas has raced and not using a title sponsor this 12 months after parting firm with Uralkali and driver Nikita Mazepin throughout pre-season on account of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Chatting with GPFans, workforce principal Steiner confirmed Haas is “recovering” from the monetary ramifications of this cut up and added: “I feel ultimately we are going to get out higher as a result of we’re scoring factors.”

Requested concerning the knock-on impact of F1’s rise in reputation, Haas’ improved place within the constructors’ standings and the way that is affecting curiosity within the workforce, Steiner mentioned: “Oh, there are fairly lots of people [wanting to watch] in the intervening time.

“Actually, I imply, what’s a queue? A queue is three folks however I imply, you do not have that many firms that [will] pay you this sum of money, however we’ve had excellent talks and it’s progressing very nicely.

“Hopefully, if all the things goes nicely within the subsequent month or two, we are able to announce one thing.”

Requested particularly if certainly one of these offers might contain a brand new title companion, Steiner revealed: “Hopefully, a title [sponsor] as nicely, however that’s not for certain.”

Haas “kicked in our nuts”

Haas ran a plain white livery at pre-season testing in Spain after eradicating the blue and purple of Uralkali.

The choice to terminate the workforce’s association with the Mazepins adopted, with Kevin Magnussen’s return introduced in time for the second pre-season outing in Bahrain.

Reflecting on the occasions of the start of the 12 months, Steiner added: “We’re negotiating, however as you say, there may be good curiosity in it.

“At first, the great curiosity was folks eager to an affordable journey, as a result of they thought we had been struggling and all that stuff. That did not work.

“Folks see what we’re doing. We acquired kicked in our nuts principally, however we’re nonetheless up and standing and going robust. Folks consider in that.

“They know that we are able to do higher than what we’re doing now.”

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