Haas boss Gunther Steiner said the team will have another challenging season in 2021. The team is not going to modernize the car by next year, so that all resources can be directed to preparation for 2022, when the new technical regulations begin to operate.
“Next year we will have a difficult season again,” Racefans quotes Steiner. – We will only make the changes to the car that are required to comply with the regulations. With this approach, we will roll back relative to the opponents, but then we will come back. The team is not preparing major car updates. In any case, next year the car will not change significantly, so I do not expect a miracle.
We had to decide what to spend the money on: a car that we will develop over the next five years, or a car that will only be relevant next year. We decided to give full attention to the five-year program, since we do not have the resources to simultaneously develop a car for 2021 and 2022.
Making a huge effort to prepare for 2021 is just a waste of money. I prefer to spend all the money on developing a car for 2022. “