Guenther Steiner says there’s “no news” on Haas’ 2023 driver line-up and says he doesn’t but have a date on which it will likely be confirmed.
The Haas crew principal presently has Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher as his drivers with each recording factors – the crew’s first in F1 – this season.
Magnussen is locked right into a multi-year deal however Schumacher is out of contract on the finish of the season and has been linked to different groups regardless of usually being outperformed by his teammate.
“The latest is the same as the latest was last week and two weeks ago,” Steiner mentioned. “There is no news. We are waiting, we are looking at everything and talking with Mr Haas quite a lot about it. But we have not made a decision.
“I will not give you a date when the decision is made, because that will be your next question. We will give ourselves time. What we want to make sure of is that we don’t make a quick decision and then regret it next year, you know.
“We want to take the time we have available to try to get the best decision, if it is right or not we will find out only next year, but at least we prepare ourselves to make the best decision. So, no decision has been taken. A lot of people have talked to us.”
It is believed Schumacher had entered talks with Haas to reaffirm his dedication earlier in the summertime however Sebastian Vettel’s retirement has thrown the grid extensive open.
Sebastian Vettel’s (l) retirement has forged doubts over Schumacher’s (r) future
Fernando Alonso will take Vettel’s seat at Aston Martin subsequent 12 months leaving a seat open at Alpine which is likely one of the many rumours surrounding Schumacher.
But German just isn’t solely a driver for Haas, he’s a reserve driver for Ferrari too. His future with the crew, with which his father Michael loved a lot success, can also be unsure.
Ferrari crew principal Mattia Binotto mentioned: “With Mick, as we said at the start of the season, it’s important for Mick this season to improve.
“We will in a few races sit down with him, make a balance of the season, and we’ll do that as well together with Haas and decide for his best future.”