Guenther Steiner has revealed he'd have celebrated with the whole paddock had his Haas team managed to score two points in what was a barren 2021 Formula 1 season.
The American-led outfit failed to trouble the points-scoring places during the last campaign, as they focused their efforts on hitting the ground running for the start of the new regulation cycle.
It's a tactic that appears to have worked, with Kevin Magnussen scoring a fifth place finish in Bahrain, before following it up with P9 in Saudi Arabia.
With points finishes now seemingly a possibility at every race, Steiner was asked whether ninth position now feels like the team failing to achieve the maximum, and he seemingly replied with a very unusual answer.
"You always want the maximum but then, if you think about that, you can't be too greedy," he told US broadcaster Speed City Broadcasting.
"Last year, for two points, I mean, I would have f***ed the whole paddock! It's a good place to be. [Let's] go to Melbourne and get some more!"
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What did Steiner actually say?
Steiner's comment resulted in show hosts Chris Medland and Bob Varsha apologising for the language he'd used, only for the Haas team boss to "frown" at Medland and deny that he'd said what the hosts believed he had.
Medland then asked Steiner "What did you say you would do to the whole paddock?" in a bid to clear up the confusion.
"Hug them!" Steiner responded, to the laughter of all on the show.
What do you think Steiner said? Check out the clip below, with his answer coming at the 14-second mark, and let us know in the comments below!
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