Solely Magnussen could have Haas F1 upgrades in Hungarian GP

A scarcity of the brand new components has meant that the staff has opted to present them solely to Magnussen because the highest-placed driver on the planet championship, leaving Mick Schumacher with the usual automobile.

Williams adopted an analogous 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 working a just about unchanged automobile all season.

“There is just one automobile having the improve,” stated Steiner when requested by Motorsport.com concerning the Hungary package deal. “After which the spares can be very lean even for that automobile. , all the pieces got here late, we had a variety of accidents this 12 months.

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

“To start with they stated we can’t do it anymore till Spa, and all people actually pushed to have at the least one set for Budapest so we get some information and might analyse it then for once we get going once more after the break.

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

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Mick Schumacher, Haas VF-22

Picture by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Pictures

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

“Speaking numbers, I do not wish to get the quantity, as a result of then you definately get upset, and what you examine it with?,” he stated. “As a result of you have not bought the identical automobile doing a back-to-back.

“So we all know how way 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 ought to be doing. We’ll discover out after which we are going to see if it really works, however we is not going to have a back-to-back from the identical automobile.”

Though Schumacher will present a baseline with the usual automobile, 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 information and that’s good that you’ve two completely different specs working on the identical race observe.

“No less than you may examine the downforce information and go from there, after which see if that downforce information, if there’s a delta, offers you the time benefit you calculated, or you expect from the simulator.”

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

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

“He is attributable to an engine change as effectively. And I do not know precisely when we will try this. We have to test a number 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 to be. However as soon as we all know that one, however the plan within the second is to do it in Spa.

“However there usually are not tons of of those engines round, so I do not wish to put them underneath stress. However that’s Ferrari’s job. And I feel they attempt to do one of the best that we’re not getting caught on the market on observe with a damaged engine.”

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