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Steiner annoyed after Schumacher's expensive crash: Talking didn't work

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has said his pre-Monaco warnings to his drivers clearly didn't sink in, as he revealed the financial cost of Mick Schumacher's FP3 crash.

Guenther Steiner wasn't a particularly happy team boss on Saturday evening in Monaco, due to Mick Schumacher missing qualifying after crashing his Haas heavily into the barriers at the end of third practice. Schumacher was just minutes away from the end of FP3 when he slid into the barriers at Casino Square, with the damage severe enough to prevent him from taking part in qualifying two hours later. Schumacher will start the race from the very back, having also been given a grid penalty for a change of gearbox, and Steiner said that his pre-event advice to his drivers to avoid the barriers clearly hadn't sunk in. "Obviously my talking didn't work," Steiner told select members of the media, including RacingNews365.com. "It's obviously disappointing, you know, because the most important thing here [is] Monte Carlo qualifying. There's not many a year, it's so different qualifying here, short track, there's a lot of traffic and I think if you can do it, it's just you get this confidence, how to move out of the way and don't miss things." With Schumacher missing out on that crucial track time to build confidence during the session where the cars are at their fastest, Steiner said that lack of experience could hurt him in the future. "He missed out on that, which is never good," he explained. "It's never good to miss something but this for sure. Next time when he comes back, he would like to have done it once." With the restraints of the budget cap obviously having to be taken into consideration, Steiner explained that the situation with regard to a parts shortage isn't a problem at this point of the season, and revealed just how much Schumacher's crash has cost the team. "We're not short on parts at all," Steiner said. "I haven't done the calculation but between $300,000 and $500,000. This is what these cars cost."

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