Solely Magnussen can have Haas F1 upgrades in Hungarian GP

A scarcity of the brand new elements has meant that the group has opted to offer them solely to Magnussen because the highest-placed driver on the earth championship, leaving Mick Schumacher with the usual automotive.

Williams adopted an identical technique with its current new package deal, which was used solely by Alex Albon within the British and Austrian races.

Haas has remained aggressive within the midfield pack regardless of operating a nearly unchanged automotive all season.

“There is just one automotive having the improve,” mentioned Steiner when requested by Autosport concerning the Hungary package deal. “After which the spares will probably be very lean even for that automotive. You realize, the whole lot got here late, we had a variety of accidents this yr.

“So all of the supplies had been used up quite a bit to do this one, after which we began late additionally. We postponed it from France to [Hungary].

“At first they mentioned we can’t do it anymore till Spa, and everyone actually pushed to have at the very least one set for Budapest so we get some knowledge and might analyse it then for after we get going once more after the break.

“After which if it would not work we at all times can return to what we had earlier than, we now have bought a superb plan in place, nicely organised. The one factor is we’re fairly lean on spares even for one automotive, so if something occurs on Friday…”

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Photograph by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Pictures

Steiner expects the package deal to indicate a transparent profit on the Hungaroring, the place downforce is so essential.

“Speaking numbers, I do not need to get the quantity, as a result of then you definately get disillusioned, and what you evaluate it with?,” he mentioned. “As a result of you have not bought the identical automotive doing a back-to-back.

“So we all know how rather more downforce it offers, there is a calculation how a lot it ought to do, after which we see how a lot it does do.

“However I am not going on the market saying now that is what it must be doing. We’ll discover out after which we’ll see if it really works, however we won’t have a back-to-back from the identical automotive.”

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Though Schumacher will present a baseline with the usual automotive, Steiner conceded that will not be pretty much as good as changing the identical chassis between specs over the course of the weekend, one thing McLaren did with Lando Norris between FP1 and FP2 in France.

“It’s tough throughout two vehicles. I imply, throughout two vehicles you may see completely the downforce knowledge and that’s good that you’ve got two totally different specs operating on the identical race observe.

“At the very least you may evaluate the downforce knowledge and go from there, after which see if that downforce knowledge, if there’s a delta, offers you the time benefit you calculated, or you expect from the simulator.”

Steiner additionally confirmed that after Magnussen took a fourth energy unit in France and began from the again, Schumacher is now because of do the identical.

Nevertheless, the group hopes to not should make the change in Hungary, the place passing is so tough, assuming that the German has ample mileage left on his earlier examples.

“He is because of an engine change as nicely. And I do not know precisely when we will try this. We have to examine a couple of issues, however hopefully we will keep away from to do it in Budapest. If we’re not compelled to do it, we’re not going to do it in Budapest.

“That I can’t say 100%, as a result of they should look to this engine, the way it seems. However as soon as we all know that one, however the plan within the second is to do it in Spa.

“However there should not a whole bunch of those engines round, so I do not need to put them beneath strain. However that’s Ferrari’s job. And I feel they attempt to do the perfect that we aren’t getting caught on the market on observe with a damaged engine.”

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