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Haas F1 Team

Steiner sets ambitious target for Haas after recent points finishes

Guenther Steiner hopes Haas' recent results serve as a springboard for bigger ambitions in the second half of the season.

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Guenther Steiner is hopeful that Haas' recent points-scoring streak will help propel them towards better results in the second half of the season.

Haas head to the Circuit Paul Ricard off the back of consecutive double-points finishes, including a season-best haul of 14 points at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Their form has improved their position in the Constructors' Championship to seventh, ahead of AlphaTauri, Aston Martin and Williams.

However, looking ahead to the French GP, Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner warned the outfit against assuming points will be easier to come by.

"I'm very happy about it [the previous results] but I'm very happy about it for the team because I've told them that they need to believe in themselves because we've done it before and we will do it again, and we have, so it's a very good result," said Steiner.

"I think we have to be careful about getting too overenthusiastic for the next races, so we're not thinking that this will keep continuing easily – this is very hard work from a lot of people.

"We will do the best we can and hopefully we can get some more points and have quite a relaxed summer break."

Steiner sets lofty ambition for remainder of the season

This season's points haul is a stark contrast to their 2021 season, where they failed to score a point for the first time in their history.

With Haas having focused on the 2022 regulation changes, their decision is bearing fruit; they already have more points than their last three seasons combined.

However, Steiner added that he hoped the best was yet to come for the American team, and set his sights on building towards a podium finish.

"I would say it's an almost perfect weekend [in Austria]; there's always margin to do better in racing until you win everything, but nobody wins everything all of the time," added Steiner.

"It was a very good weekend and everything was executed as best as we could, there were no real mistakes, nothing done wrong.

"Every little step can be better so we move up and one day, hopefully coming soon, we'll get a podium.

"To pull this together, it's a bunch of people working hard, there's no secret, it's just everybody doing their job."

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