Why Steiner says Haas can battle for future podiums

Haas Crew Principal Guenther Steiner says his aspect can battle for podium positions within the coming years, after securing a serious new benefactor for 2023 and past.

It was revealed earlier than america Grand Prix that Haas had signed a multi-year deal for cross-border cash switch service MoneyGram to be the staff’s new title sponsor.

Since getting into F1 in 2016, Haas have by no means completed within the prime three of a Grand Prix, with their greatest consequence being Romain Grosjean’s fourth place in Austria in 2018.

The North Carolina-based outfit additionally suffered the ignominy of ending backside of the Constructors’ Championship in 2021 with out scoring a single level.

Nonetheless, talking at a press convention asserting the partnership, Steiner stated the inflow of MoneyGram funds would assist to propel Haas up the standings, and make sure that F1’s solely American staff is able to battle for podium locations within the close to future.

“With this deal, I feel we make that step that in a couple of years, we are able to battle for podiums,’ Steiner instructed media together with RacingNews365.com.

“I am not promising for subsequent yr, as a result of we simply got here again from two years which had been very unhealthy for us.

“We cooperated effectively and we’ll proceed to enhance, however it is going to take time, we’re lifelike.

“I do not need to ship out messages [about] what we’re going to win, however I feel that is the step to the following degree for Haas F1, the place we are able to actually battle with different folks on the identical degree.”

Haas’ chequered historical past with title sponsors

Of their time in F1, Haas have signed offers with two earlier title sponsors, each of which ended prematurely.

A multi-year take care of Wealthy Power in 2019 was terminated at that yr’s Italian Grand Prix, after the controversial vitality drink firm cited a have to revise their international technique.

With the staff struggling for money heading into the 2021 season, Haas signed a sponsorship take care of Russian chemical agency Uralkali, which additionally obliged the staff to tackle driver Nikita Mazepin, son of Uralkali proprietor Dmitry Mazepin.

This partnership was set to proceed into 2022, however Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the following sanctioning of each Dmitry and Nikita Mazepin by the European Union noticed the deal cancelled after the primary pre-season check at Barcelona.

Mazepin’s seat at Haas was taken by returnee Kevin Magnussen, who promptly scored Haas’ greatest consequence for 3 years by coming residence fifth on the season opener in Bahrain.

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