Guenther Steiner has revealed why Haas decided to rule Mick Schumacher out of the Saudi Arabian GP.
Schumacher had a heavy crash during the Saudi Arabian GP qualifying. He avoided any injuries, but it was announced that he would miss Sunday’s race.
Steiner stated that the team did not want to risk the performance at the Australian GP in order to quickly fix the German’s car for the race in Jeddah.
“You could work all night and then [on race morning] find out you’ve compromised yourself so much because you did everything in a hurry,” the Haas team principal said.
“Then you end up with not all the spare parts in Australia, and then you have a little thing [happen] in Australia, and then you cannot race when you in theory should be in a better position. It doesn’t make sense to me. It’s just like trying too hard to call it.”
Steiner also added that logistics was a factor as well.
“You have to ship everything from here to Melbourne. We cannot ship it to the UK now to do all the stuff on the car like you need, to crack check and all those other good things.
“It would be just not a good job for knowing that you cannot end up in the points if you start from the pit lane this year, as there’s too many good teams out there.”