SAO PAULO, Brazil — Haas boss Guenther Steiner says the crew won’t dwell on its failed appeal over Romain Grosjean’s Italian Grand Prix disqualification, which has all however ended its hopes of beating Renault to fourth place this yr.
Haas misplaced eight factors when Grosjean’s automotive was thrown out of the results of September’s Monza race as a consequence of a technical infringement across the flooring of the automotive. The crew appealed however was unsuccessful, with the decision upheld in a call final week.
“I wouldn’t say I was quite confident,” Steiner stated. “It might go each methods. We knew it all the time was 50/50, and we weren’t awarded, however it’s a call.
“There’s no level to dwell over it. We have to maneuver on, there is no such thing as a extra we might have completed. I believe we did a great job. It went not for us. We need to dwell with it generally and carry on going.”
Renault holds a 30-point lead over Haas with two races to go, together with this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix. Although that factors hole appears insurmountable with out an sudden end result at both of the remaining occasions Steiner insists the disqualification and misplaced factors won’t damage its analysis of the season.
When requested if the entire course of had taken the gloss off Haas’ most profitable F1 marketing campaign to date, he stated: “No. We are in our third season, we’re fifth, we’re preventing with Renault, which they need to be quite a bit higher anyway.
“I believe it exhibits how determined they’re as a result of they’re a works crew, they’ve 5 occasions as many individuals as us, and they’re preventing with us. It’s really for us an honour. What are you able to say? I might ask them how they really feel about it.
“But no, it is all a part of it. We all know that F1 is a really troublesome place to race. It’s not every part about racing. I believe our crew is doing a great job, and that’s the reason we’re preventing for fourth. As you say, it’s totally troublesome now at this second in time, however perhaps miracles occur.”