Guenther Steiner is hopeful Haas will return to having fun in 2022 given the team are making good progress with the development of their new car.
The team haven't been shy about the fact they aren't putting any efforts into improving their 2021 car, and the results show that as so far the American outfit have failed to score points. However Steiner says there is reason for optimism as their facility in Maranello continues to work on their new car ahead of next year's new regulations.
“The day-to-day running in our Maranello office is managed by Simone Resta,” said Steiner. “Obviously, we’re always in contact, we’re always speaking about things, not least as I know the past here and I want to give him as much of that knowledge, so he knows how best to go forward.
“In the short five months we’ve been up and running there he’s been doing a good job. I’m obviously very happy to be looking forward to 2022. I see that we’re making good progress. Hopefully, the car will be competitive and we’ll have lots of fun again in 2022.”
As for the upcoming French Grand Prix, Steiner is keen to see how youngsters Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin will perform as teams and drivers gear up for the upcoming triple-header of races.
“I think every challenge for them is good," Steiner added. "They get exposed to the things that just happen in Formula 1. It’s a triple-header, you cannot change it, you have to deal with it. Sometimes it’s good because there’s no time between the races for distractions.
"They’re both young, they’ve got lots of energy, and racing’s what they want to do. For me, this is not a bad thing for them. They just need to keep focused and we see just how much they can do that. I think it’s good for them in the first part of their career, not just the season, to be exposed to this pressure. I’m sure they’ll cope very well with it.”