Haas team principal Guenther Steiner confident of winning races in Formula 1

Amidst the festivities surrounding Haas' 150th Grand Prix at Monaco this weekend, team principal Guenther Steiner, expressed his disbelief in comprehending this significant milestone.

Guenther Steiner, the team principal of Haas, believes that his team will emerge victorious in Formula 1 races.

As the youngest team in F1, Haas are commemorating their 150th Grand Prix at Monaco this weekend. Steiner, who has overseen the team since its inception, expressed his astonishment at reaching this milestone during an interview on the F1 Nation podcast.

"I cannot get my head around it," Steiner admitted. "I'm not a statistics guy. I live from day to day, from race to race."

While acknowledging that other teams have achieved more, Steiner emphasized the significance of reaching 150 Grands Prix as the youngest team in the competition. He stated, "And if you think that it's the youngest team, I think that says something. There were highs, also some lows, but that is life."

Reflecting on their journey thus far, Steiner described it as a "good ride, or a decent ride." He expressed his optimism for the future, affirming that their journey is far from over, stating, "we keep on going."

Since entering the grid in 2016, Haas have experienced a mix of fortunes. Their fifth-place finish in the 2018 Constructors' Championship stands in contrast to their disappointing performance in 2021, where the team failed to score a single point due to limited car development.

Speculation arose regarding owner Gene Haas' potential withdrawal from F1 due to the team's lack of success. However, with increased interest in the sport and lucrative new sponsorship deals, Haas has attained a more secure financial position, solidifying their presence in the sport for the foreseeable future.

Steiner acknowledged the unpredictable nature of Formula 1, highlighting the futility of adhering strictly to a plan. He said, "If you start a business, you have a five-year plan. If you start anything in motorsport, you have to have a five-year plan, but how realistic is it?"

Considering the current hype surrounding Formula 1, Steiner noted the unpredictability of the sport's recent growth. He admitted, "Would you have thought five years ago that Formula 1 would have been on a hype like it is at the moment? I honestly say no."

While Haas have yet to secure a podium finish, their highest achievement came in the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix when Kevin Magnussen claimed fourth place. Despite finishing eighth in the Constructors' Championship last year and currently sitting seventh this season, Steiner remains confident in the team's ability to triumph.

"Our present objective this year is to move up in the Constructors' Championship from last year, getting better every year, it's as simple as this," Steiner declared. "And at some stage, we want to be winning races. I don't know how far away it is, and I'm not going to say it's this season or next season, but at some stage, it will happen with Haas."

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