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Haas F1 Team

Steiner aiming to avoid Schumacher saga with Hulkenberg, Magnussen

Haas endured a year-long contract saga with Mick Schumacher throughout last year's championship.

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Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner has indicated Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen will remain with the team into 2024.

German Hulkenberg ended a three-year hiatus from a full-time F1 seat when returning with the American-owned outfit to partner Magnussen for the current campaign.

The former Williams, Sauber and Force India driver has impressed with his speed and took second on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix in mixed qualifying conditions, although was relegated to fifth following a red flag infringement.

Haas' struggles during races, with rear tyre degradation the team's major limitation, has allowed for only eight points between the two drivers despite the strong one-lap form.

Steiner on Haas driver plans

Hulkenberg was signed after a year-long saga involving predecessor Mick Schumacher's place within the team, which drew consistent speculation as negotiations dragged on.

The news of Schumacher's departure came ahead of the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi and the extended wait is something Steiner is keen to avoid.

"We are pretty happy with what we have got," Steiner told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"We want to announce our drivers as soon as possible so we don't have to hang around like last year, a long time [spent] telling [the media] it will be 'next race' – it gets boring."

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