Steiner sees minor differences: There is no rearguard group

He knows what it’s like to be slow with a Formula 1 team, but Gunther Steiner is missing such a team on the grid this year. So says the Haas team boss in the preview for the Australian Grand Prix.

According to Steiner this season, the peloton without a tail is the Formula 1 stage. He makes that decision after two races, but for him the relationships are already clear, with Red Bull dominating, as Steiner sees it. Aston Martin mentions Ferrari and Mercedes in the same breath. “There are currently four strong teams.”

According to him, Alpine is still hanging on to the rubber band of the trio that is crowding behind the French team. Haas, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, Alfadauri and Williams; Steiner says they differ little from each other. So the logical conclusion is that according to hm there is no specific rearguard group.


“The teams in the top ten in the midfield have very few points, especially now. Because there is nothing behind that midfield. I think we at Haas are leading this group, but the rankings can be different in every race.

Sometimes margins of a tenth of a second mean teams have to use every opportunity to score points, Steiner knows. “You always have to work hard, but above all don’t make mistakes. They are paying you even more now.

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