The Haas Method 1 workforce boss describes expectations of their newcomer; Steiner makes it unequivocal: Hülkenberg will “want time” and has “two races” to carry out. The German Nico Hülkenberg is again within the Method 1 lineup, the F1 veteran succeeds Mick Schumacher at Haas.
Crew boss Günther Steiner expects the returnee to settle in rapidly. As well as, the Italian from South Tyrol talked concerning the driver lineup with Kevin Magnussen in an unique interview with RTL/ntv.
Nico Hülkenberg accomplished simply 4 races within the final three seasons of Method 1, but Haas determined on the finish of final yr to signal the 35-year-old as an everyday driver for 2023.
Crew boss Günther Steiner expects “consistency” from Hülkenberg, as he revealed in an unique RTL/ntv interview with Method 1 knowledgeable Felix Görner. The 57-year-old stated the motive force from Emmerich in Germany ought to “at all times get the absolute best out of the automobile”.
Within the upcoming season, Haas needs to take the subsequent step ahead in Method 1. On the similar time, nonetheless, Steiner revealed:
“I can’t say that I at all times anticipate factors, as a result of I don’t know the way sturdy the automobile is.”
Hülkenberg should “at all times be there and persistently get one of the best out of the automobile – as usually as attainable,” Steiner defined. The Haas workforce boss reckons that Mick Schumacher’s successor will rapidly get used to the extent in Method 1 once more.
“With Nico, I’m not too apprehensive. Logically, we considered what occurs when somebody hasn’t raced full-time for 3 years. However he has examined a number of occasions. When he needed to fill in for Sebastian Vettel initially of the yr final yr, he did a brilliant job,” Steiner praised.
In his estimation, Hülkenberg “will want a little bit of time to adapt utterly and get bodily match.” In spite of everything, some muscle tissues can solely be skilled when driving Method 1 vehicles.
“We now have to present him a number of races to get the utmost out of him. However he’s a kind of guys who has pushed completely different vehicles – not simply Method One, however sports activities vehicles as nicely.
“He’s fairly good at adapting to new issues,” Steiner stated, elevating hopes of fast success for Hülkenberg.
Steiner doesn’t anticipate workforce mate wars at Haas
The German drives alongside Kevin Magnussen at Haas. Prior to now, the 2 drivers had already clashed on the observe. Based on Hülkenberg, the incident on the Hungarian Grand Prix in June 2017 has since been resolved.
“The duel is good and makes the game fascinating. It simply mustn’t be on the expense of the workforce, that’s vital. Normally it’s on the expense of the workforce and generally you need to intervene,” Steiner is aware of from his expertise as a workforce boss in Method 1.
The official doesn’t anticipate any main turbulence at Haas. “Kevin is aware of me within the meantime and I believe I do know Nico nicely sufficient that hopefully we received’t have any main issues,” says Steiner.
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