Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says team owner Gene Haas isn’t happy with his outfit’s results so far this year.
Gene Haas, pictured with his drivers in February, has seen his team’s performance slip since their competitive 2016 debut. Haas has scored a single point so far this year and lies ninth in the championship, with only point-less Williams behind them.
Asked by RaceFans what Haas made of his team’s performance so far this year Steiner said: “I don’t know his state of mind right now. But the results, we were not happy.”
“But he knows that we are having a tough year and it will continue tough,” Steiner continued. “So I think he’s somewhere in between.
“This question is always difficult to answer for your bosses, for the team owner, how his state is. I think he’s alright. Obviously, he’s not happy with the results, but the rest he’s alright.
“I think we are in a good point and hopefully signing the Concorde Agreement in the next weeks.”
The team will not consider plans for its driver line-up for the 2021 F1 season until signing, Steiner added.
“Timing-wise at the moment the thing to do is to tidy up the Concorde Agreement in the near future and then speak about drivers,” he said.
“We haven’t even looked or started to talk about drivers. I didn’t speak to Gene about it. At the moment we have got a lot of other things to do first and then we can speak about drivers.”
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