Formula 1 news: Guenther Steiner reveals interest in bringing Logan Sargeant to Haas

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner admits that he would love to bring an American driver into the team and that Logan Sargeant was high on their list of potential drivers.

Haas is the only team based in the USA on the grid, with its headquarters in Kannapolis North Carolina but it has never had an American driver lineup on the Formula 1 grid.

Sargeant is making his debut in Formula 1 this season with Williams after a very impressing showing in F2 last year.

While Haas were in the market for a new driver for 2023, they ended up passing on Sargeant because they were keen to get someone with more experience after the issues they had with Mick Schumacher last season.

However, that does not mean they have passed on Sargeant completely and will be following his progress with Williams very closely this year.

"Of course I would like to see an American driver with us," Steiner told Texan broadcaster KVUE.

"I think what we need to see is the development of an American driver, which is very difficult.

"We had the last two years ago with two rookies, last year with one inexperienced driver. And we as a team are still very young.

"And for us at the moment there is more performance to be gained for the team to make it better, to get ready, because at the moment there is no American driver with experience in F1. Therefore, we decided not to take an American again."

The 2023 Formula 1 season features a record three races to be hosted in the USA.

"There is now an American driver who is going to gain experience and he needs all the support he can get at the moment. And I don't think at the moment it's there," Steiner said.

"So hopefully it comes, because I wish that he makes experience and then once he has made experience, he comes to us, the American team. How about that?"

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