The Haas team began preparations for the 2023 season in Bahrain with problems with Ferrari's power unit. Team boss Gunther Steiner revealed the mechanics had to deal with problems both in the morning and in the afternoon, but admitted they didn't lose much time as Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen led a combined 108 laps. "It wasn't easy because we had to remove everything to get to the faulty system," Steiner said. "But we didn't lose a lot of time. But if we have nine and a half hours and we lose an hour or two, that's a lot percentage-wise. But in terms of track time, we lost one exit." According to Steiner, Haas mechanics replaced the entire system, which is supplied to the team by engine partner Ferrari. As for the rest of the racing car with her
After the date of the presentation of the appearance of the VF-23 race car was also confirmed by the Haas team, the schedule of presentations of the F1 2023 race cars is filled. Last week, the Haas team remained the only one that has not yet officially announced when we will see this year's team and car colors, which will be heavily influenced by the new partner MoneyGram, which has become the main, or name sponsor, of the team for which the returning Nico Hulkenberg will race. The German took over the seat vacated by the end of Haas' collaboration with Mick Schumacher. https://twitter.com/HaasF1Team/status/1618251369101811714 Alongside Hulkenberg, the American team will continue to be represented by Kevin Magnussen, who secured the team's historic first pole position last year in Brazil, while Pietro Fittipaldi remains the official test and reserve driver. Although we will be on the 31st
Kevin Magnussen won his first top starting position in F1 with the Haas team at Interlagos. The Dane will thus start Saturday's sprint race from the first place, and world champion Max Verstappen will stand next to him in the first starting row. Third time was achieved by George Russell, who went off track on an increasingly wet track to end qualifying with a red flag that sealed the results set on a predominantly dry track. Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz also finished qualifying in the top five. Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso will start Saturday's 100-kilometer race from sixth and seventh place, ahead of eighth-placed Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Charles Leclerc, whose Ferrari engineers sent to the dry track with light rain tires, while the Monaco t
Haas team boss Guther Steiner has warned his driver, Kevin Magnussen, not to approach Lewis Hamilton, with whom he has already had a few close encounters this year, in the British Grand Prix on Sunday. Hamilton collided with the Danish driver in the first round of the races in Spain and Canada, both times being pulled short by the Haas driver. The referees did not penalize the incidents during the race, but Magnussen had to change a damaged front wing in Montreal, as a result of which he lost a lot of time and places. Asked if he would tell Kevin to change his approach to racing in the first lap, Steiner said: "No, because it's difficult to direct a driver in the first lap. Sam has to know what he's doing and I think they know that. Crashes happen, but Kevin now he knows not to go near Hamilton because he is a stranger
German Mick Schumacher revealed that the coolant on his car started leaking on Friday due to the violent bouncing of the car on the streets of the capital of Azerbaijan. The Haas racer drove just three laps when water started vomiting from the bottom of the page on the right side of the car. “The water leak problem that thwarted our preparation plan came about because of the strong jumping in the first lap,” explained Schumacher, who says this is also the first time he has physically felt the jump. "The body is suffering, as is the race car, so this will have to be considered before the next races. The track does not wear too much tires, as the temperature is not high. It will be interesting to take a closer look and prepare for the race." https://twitter.com/F1/status/1535250153988411393 Team leader, Gunt
Judges punished Australian Daniel Ricciard, who gained an advantage by running off the track, after a race for the Miami Grand Prix with five seconds of time added to the final time. Ricciardo fought Kevin Magnussen, who wanted to overtake him, but the McLaren racer drove off the track and kept the city in an illegal way. For Ricciardo, the penalty does not bring change, as he finished the race in thirteenth place, nine seconds ahead of Nicholas Latifi. Magnussen, who was responsible for the collision with Lanc Stroll, was also fined. The Dane received a five-second penalty but did not finish the race, but the Haas racer received two penalty points. Fernando Alonso, however, hit Pierre Gasly during the race and was initially punished with a five-second penalty for an incident that led to Gasly’s collision with La
The head of the American team Haas, Günther Steiner, believes that with the old driving team, which also included Russian Nikita Mazepin alongside Mick Schumacher, it would be difficult to achieve what they managed last Sunday in the race for the Bahrain GP. Haas has terminated its contract with Russian sponsor Uralkali, a fertilizer producer owned by Mazepin's father Dmitry. Although tensions between the Mazepins and the team grew, the Russian invasion of Ukraine hit rock bottom. With the departure of Uralkali, Nikita also had to leave, freeing up space in the race car occupied by former team racer Kevin Magnussen. The Dane waved goodbye to Formula One about 1 months ago, and on his return he took seventh place in qualifying and even fought Lewis Hamilton in the race and to the finish line.
Kevin Magnussen overflowed with happiness after finishing the qualifiers he finished in seventh place. The Dane replaced Nikita Mazepina just a week before the start of the inaugural racing weekend, thus rejoining the team he played for between 2017 and 2020. Last year, the American team was nailed to the ground after all hopes and plans to focus on this year’s season. This is exactly what Haas had high hopes for. Schumacher and Magnussen showed good form in tests, and then transferred it to the introductory racing weekend of the season. Mick set the twelfth time, and the Dane managed to break through to the back and set the seventh time despite hydraulic problems. "Amazing! That's all we could have wanted."
On the penultimate day of testing in Bahrain, we saw Kevin Magnussen at the top of the time table in the Haas race car, which took first place with a time of 1: 33.207. Also this time at the top, in second place, Ferrari racer Carlos Sainz finished the test day, while current world champion Max Verstappen was third. The duo also staged a small duel on the track and enlivened the event. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1502332271784824835 Among the most active racers was Juki Tsunoda with the Alpha Tauri race car, who drove 119 laps.
Haas have confirmed that Kevin Magnussen is returning to replace Mick Schumacher as a teammate and replace Nikita Mazepina from Russia. The Danish racer is thus returning to Formula 1 with the team he left at the end of the 2020 season. Https://twitter.com/HaasF1Team/status/1501616161301184515