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Guenther Steiner

Steiner predicts 'reality' to hit Haas at Japanese GP

Kevin Magnussen did manage to score the team's first point in a Grand Prix since Miami in Singapore.

Magnussen Singapore Friday
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Guenther Steiner has predicted that Haas will be "hit by reality" in the Japanese Grand Prix after Kevin Magnussen's points finish in Singapore.

Magnussen finished 10th at Marina Bay to end a points drought in a Grand Prix for the team that goes back to his 10th place in Miami in April.

Haas's inability to score points in 2023 stems from the high tyre degradation of the VF-23, but Steiner believes it has not turned a corner, and it was simply a combination of the package's strong one-lap pace and the layout of the Singapore track.

Steiner's reality

"I think with all honesty, it was to do with the track, a completely different layout, and our car car didn't suffer at the track," Steiner told media including RacingNews365 of the ability to score points at Marina Bay.

"We still had degradation in the race, but I am very happy for the points and qualifying was great.

"It was good to get the point home, but the car didn't fix itself over last weekend, it was track-specific.

"We will get hit by reality again here."

F1 2023 Japanese Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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