Haas riders expire at the end of the season. In Sochi, the head of the American team, Gunther Steiner, said that the decision on the composition has not yet been made – in Haas various options are considered.
Gunther Steiner: “No decision has been made at the moment, we have many options available. It is necessary to make the best decision not only in the short term, but also in the medium and long term.
To do this, you need to understand what positions we want to be in, which option will be the best for the team? What needs to be done to get back the speed it was in 2018? What can you do to get better? Budget restrictions and new regulations in 2022 will open up new opportunities for us, but now it complicates the choice of riders.
There is no doubt that Sergio Perez is a great pilot, I never doubted him, but is he the best candidate in the long term? I dont know. We are discussing this at the moment. The task is not as easy as it seems. “
At the same time, Gunther Steiner noted that already this year, one of the participants of the Ferrari Racing Academy may sit behind the wheel in free races: “This is possible, but the decision has not yet been made. If Ferrari contacts us with a request, we can help them.
Ferrari helped us this year when we got into trouble with the coronavirus. We help each other, and if they contact us with such a request, I will be ready for discussion. “