Haas will introduce its one main improve of the 2022 Method 1 season at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, however the package deal will solely be out there for Kevin Magnussen to make use of.
That introduction is in keeping with the revised goal the staff set in June, having delayed its preliminary plan for the replace to seem on the French GP by one race.
This delay was stated final month to be the consequence of the staff needing to “test one thing within the windtunnel” associated to the package deal, although staff principal Guenther Steiner stated within the staff’s Hungarian GP preview that Haas additionally “fell a bit behind” on its manufacturing of spare elements.
Steiner stated there had not been time to get a second equipment ready, and the choice to offer Magnussen precedence over Mick Schumacher was taken as a result of he’s “in entrance within the championship”.
“As many individuals know, we waited a bit longer to deliver our improve to trace as a result of I feel we nonetheless have good tempo,” stated Steiner.
“Now what we wish to do is put efficiency on. What precisely it’ll do, I don’t wish to say as a result of I don’t wish to jinx it, however we all know what it must be doing from our growth. We’ll simply have to attend and see what we will get out of the package deal.
“Sadly we had just a few delays within the growth stage, so we postponed it from the French Grand Prix to Hungary.
“Additionally, with the spares scenario we had firstly of the season, as much as race seven or eight, we fell a bit behind in manufacturing and subsequently we don’t have sufficient elements for 2 automobiles.
“We wrestle with spare elements for one automotive so hopefully we will get it achieved and convey it to Hungary.”
Haas opted in opposition to growing its 2021 F1 automotive to concentrate on making ready for the revised technical laws launched for 2022, and took a fifth-place end with Magnussen on the season-opening Bahrain GP.
Although its type has been patchy since, its undeveloped package deal has nonetheless proved aggressive. Schumacher scored his first F1 factors by ending eighth on the British GP, then every week later he and Magnussen mixed to attain Haas’s second-best tally ever as they recorded sixth- and seventh-place finishes in Austria.
They expressed their shock throughout that Crimson Bull Ring weekend that the automotive was nonetheless able to making the highest 10 in qualifying.
Steiner added that he was “nonetheless very pleased” Haas, which is seventh within the constructors’ championship, may make the improve out there to 1 automotive in Hungary.
“We wish to get some information earlier than the summer season break so we’ve one thing to work from once we get again, and if all goes effectively we’ll have it on each automobiles,” he added.
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