Haas seeking a "solution" to stop Formula 1 drivers clashing

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says he must come up with a "solution" to his clashing drivers because team instructions are not getting through to them

Haas seeking a "solution" to stop Formula 1 drivers clashing

Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen hit each other on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix, an incident that caused both to eventually retire and ruined Haas's chances of gathering data for a crucial car experiment.

They clashed earlier this season in the Spanish Grand Prix, and collided in Britain last year as well.

Steiner said after the race he did not "know the solution" because he needed to sleep on it.

"I need to wind down and come up with the solution," he said.

"I normally come up with solutions how to go forward, that's my job, and whatever they are I will push them through because we are a team and everybody needs to work for the team and not for himself here.

"I want everybody to be steering in the same direction.

"When I saw it on TV I couldn't almost believe it.

"There are two cars running into each other and it is our two."

Steiner blasted his drivers' conduct as unacceptable after the race, and said that blame did not matter because the team's instruction has been that even if one driver in the right "you give up and we sort it out later on in the race".

He refused to listen to his drivers' points of view during a post-race reprimand because he said he did not need to hear that explanation.

Steiner indicated he might "want to hear it" later in the week, but also wanted to work out why they are failing to adhere to instructions.

"It seems to not get through, but I don't know what is not getting through," said Steiner.

"I need to think what we do about it with a clear head and make a decision how we sort this out because it isn't acceptable.

"I can do a lot things. I don't have to list them all to you, but we need to make a decision how we avoid it."

shares
comments
F1 set to abandon high-deg tyres in 2021, admits approach was wrong

Previous article

F1 set to abandon high-deg tyres in 2021, admits approach was wrong

Next article

The inside story of F1 2019's most bizarre sponsor saga

The inside story of F1 2019's most bizarre sponsor saga
Load comments
The key details that boosted Red Bull and held back Hamilton in Verstappen’s USA victory Plus

The key details that boosted Red Bull and held back Hamilton in Verstappen’s USA victory

As the 2021 Formula 1 title battle winds towards its climax, the United States GP added another thrilling act in the Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen battle. Although Hamilton aced the start, Verstappen and Red Bull took the initiative with strategy and were richly rewarded, despite Mercedes' best efforts as the race went down to the wire

US Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

US Grand Prix Driver Ratings

On a baking hot afternoon at the returning Circuit of the Americas, Formula 1 drivers were tested to their limits. As the pressure on the title contending squads reaches an ever-greater level of intensity, the foremost challengers again showed their class, but were outshone by a standout drive from the upper midfield

Why F1's misunderstood party animal will thrive in retirement Plus

Why F1's misunderstood party animal will thrive in retirement

Three years on from Kimi Raikkonen's last Grand Prix victory at Austin, he is now six races away from ending the longest Formula 1 career in history. His friend and former Ice1 Racing rally team PR man ANTHONY PEACOCK explains why there’s nobody quite like the 2007 world champion and why F1 will miss him (but he won’t miss it)

Formula 1
Oct 24, 2021
The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert Plus

The 10 greatest drives of lost legend Jo Siffert

It's 50 years since Jo Siffert was killed in his prime at Brands Hatch. The Swiss scored just two world championship wins in a Formula 1 career spent largely with privateer teams, but showed on numerous occasions in single-seaters and in sportscars with Porsche that he could beat any of the best drivers of his era given the right equipment

Formula 1
Oct 24, 2021
Verstappen exclusive: How Red Bull’s ace has become F1 champion material Plus

Verstappen exclusive: How Red Bull’s ace has become F1 champion material

As Red Bull and Honda go all-out for victory in the Japanese engine manufacturer’s last season of its latest Formula 1 dalliance, Max Verstappen finds himself thrust into a compelling title fight with Lewis Hamilton. He told OLEG KARPOV about his evolution into a world championship contender and why Red Bull's no compromise ethos suits him down to the ground

Formula 1
Oct 23, 2021
How Mercedes went from Austin practice domination to "very tight at the front" with Red Bull Plus

How Mercedes went from Austin practice domination to "very tight at the front" with Red Bull

Mercedes has been on a roll of late in the ultra-tight fight to win the 2021 Formula 1 world championship. It started off well in practice at Austin for this weekend’s US Grand Prix, but Red Bull got closer as Friday unfolded and even seemed to find an edge in one critical area of what seems set to be another close contest

Formula 1
Oct 23, 2021
The six critical factors that could hand F1 2021 glory to Hamilton or Verstappen Plus

The six critical factors that could hand F1 2021 glory to Hamilton or Verstappen

The 2021 Formula 1 title battle is finely poised with six races remaining, as just six points separate championship leader Max Verstappen from seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton. In such a closely-fought season, the outcome could hinge on several small factors playing the way of Red Bull or Mercedes

Formula 1
Oct 22, 2021
Can Whitmarsh appointment help Aston succeed where its F1 rivals failed? Plus

Can Whitmarsh appointment help Aston succeed where its F1 rivals failed?

Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll is determined to make the group a billion-dollar business. MARK GALLAGHER analyses his latest play – bringing former McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh into the fold

Formula 1
Oct 22, 2021