Guenther Steiner is hopeful that Haas could have their 2023 driver line-up finalised by the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Whereas Kevin Magnussen’s multi-year contract implies that he’ll stay with the group past 2022, the identification of his teammate is but to be introduced.
Mick Schumacher stays in rivalry to retain his place throughout the squad, however is considered dealing with competitors from the likes of Nico Hulkenberg.
Regardless of the continuing uncertainty, Steiner is aiming to have the choice made in time for post-season testing.
“Our purpose is for positive [at] Abu Dhabi to know who’s driving the automobile subsequent yr,” Steiner informed media, together with RacingNews365.com.
“As a result of then, on the Abu Dhabi check, the motive force – whoever it’s – can drive the automobile.”
Steiner displays on Schumacher’s US GP efficiency
With three races remaining within the 2022 F1 season, Schumacher has additional alternatives to show himself after combined fortunes all through the marketing campaign to this point.
The German endured a troublesome begin to the yr, throughout which he skilled a variety of crashes, however appeared to have turned issues round with back-to-back factors finishes on the British and Austrian Grands Prix in July.
Schumacher has failed to attain factors once more since then, and struggled final day out at the US Grand Prix after selecting up harm from particles on the observe.
When requested whether or not he was proud of Schumacher’s efficiency in Austin, Steiner defined: “He could not race as a result of the automobile was broken.
“He misplaced about 30 factors of downforce as a result of he went into particles. You’ll be able to’t say if [the performance] is sweet or dangerous, you do not know what would have occurred with out shedding downforce. It was what it was.”
Schumacher remaining targeted on 2022
Schumacher may be arriving into the Mexican Grand Prix weekend with out figuring out his future for 2023, however the 23-year-old insists that the continued hypothesis will not be impacting his focus.
“It is not troublesome [to concentrate]. I am right here to do my job, and I am right here to do properly,” Schumacher mentioned.
“So that is what my important focus is on, and that is all the things that I am answerable for, so I am simply making an attempt to do my greatest and that is what I am right here for.”
Haas at the moment sit eighth within the Constructors’ Championship standings, two factors forward of AlphaTauri in ninth.