Guenther Steiner has revealed that Haas will not have a spare car at the Australian GP following Mick Schumacher’s crash in Saudi Arabia.
Schumacher had a heavy shunt during the Saudi Arabian GP qualifying. The car was severely damaged and Haas withdrew the German from the race to save car parts.
Ahead of the Australian GP, Steiner confirmed that they will not have a back-up chassis as the damaged one was sent to Europe to have it repaired.
“The situation with spare parts is as expected on race number two after a big crash. We have got everything but we have no abundance of spare parts,” the Haas team principal said.
“We sent it [the damaged chassis] back, at the beginning of the week, to Europe so we get it ready for Imola. We had to bring it here because of customs formalities, it had to be entered here and then it could be shipped back to Europe from here and it’s on it’s way back now.”
At the same time, Steiner did not tell the drivers to change their approach for this weekend.
“I think you cannot approach it different. The drivers are aware of the situation, there is no spare chassis, but that can happen sometimes that there is no spare chassis.
“I’m not panicking and if something happens we will deal with it as it comes along. You cannot say ‘go out there and drive slowly’, that doesn’t make sense as well, it’s just like don’t take extra risks if you don’t have to.”