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Haas F1 Team

Why Haas are set to take a different approach to their F1 rivals in Spain

While many F1 teams - including pace-setters Ferrari and Red Bull - are expected to bring upgrades to the Spanish Grand Prix, Haas will not be amongst them.

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Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has confirmed that the squad will not be bringing any upgrades to the Spanish Grand Prix.

It is a decision that goes against many of the team's F1 rivals, with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya - usually placed a handful of rounds into the season - proving a popular venue for update packages over the years.

Ferrari and Red Bull are set to bring major developments as they continue their head-to-head battle up front, while new parts are expected up and down the pit lane.

Haas will bring updates "in about four or five races"

Haas, though, will not be taking part in the flurry of update activity, with the team eager to maximise the VF-22's current potential before making any changes.

"Normally, Spain is the obvious place to bring upgrades, and I think quite a few teams are planning them," said Steiner.

"I don't know how much difference they will make on each car and what they will bring.

"We have decided to wait a little bit longer with upgrades as I still think we have performance in the car without them, which we have to get on the track, so sometimes we achieve it, sometimes we don't.

"We have a good upgrades package in about four or five races coming, so I'm confident about that and what the other ones are bringing."

Haas aiming to bounce back from Miami disappointment

After a strong start to the season, Haas experienced blips in Australia and Miami, with their cars dropping out at the Q1 and Q2 phases, and failing to score.

Despite these low moments, Steiner is confident that Haas still have a strong package and can get back in the points with a clean weekend.

"It was quite disappointing in both qualifying and the race, but we need to keep positive," added Steiner.

"The positives are the car is good, we just need to get it on the right set-up, getting the tyres to work properly and the car is right there.

"As you could see during the race in Miami, we made up positions until the Safety Car came out and then we fell back.

"That's what you have to focus on – staying confident that we have a good machine and that we will make the points that we want to make."

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