Günther Steiner: Taking in a rookie is always a risk

(Motorsport-Total.com) – So far, Haas has always relied on seasoned middle-aged racers in Formula One. Romain Grosjean is 33 years old and has already gained a lot of experience in the motorsport world. With 27 years Kevin Magnussen is in perfect racing age. But is the team ready to give a rookie a chance? Team Principal Günther Steiner speaks of a great risk.

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“We are getting more mature, but do we really want to take the risk and hire a rookie?” Asks Steiner. “McLaren took this risk this year and it paid off, Lando [Norris] is doing a good job, he's very fast, but of course it can be different.”

It is really hard to pull out of the swamp if a rookie fails? Steiner believes that it is not an easy task to make a staff mistake. Moreover, it is difficult to make decisions in the world of Formula 1, especially in the case of staff. Steiner says that there is always a risk.


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“As a team we should give a rookie a chance, but do we want that too?” Steiner continues. “That's the next step, if we had a rookie this year, it would not have helped us, we have our problems with the tires and a rookie will not help.”

During the season (********************************************************************************************************************) While Grosjean is ranked (************************************************************************************************) . In the Constructors' Championship Haas is ninth in front of Williams and behind Racing Point. The Americans have much to do in the second half of the season to recover from the form-low.

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