Steiner 'Not Interested Anymore' In Haas's Future Plans

by Adam OndrikSaturday, 20 January 2024 at 15:00
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Guenther Steiner asserted he no longer cares about the future plans of his former Formula 1 team - Haas.
Silly season was kicked off about 1-2 weeks ago with a move that nobody in the paddock anticipated. Guenther Steiner has been replaced as the team principal of Haas and departed the team with immediate effect.
The Italian team principal has been the team principal of the American team for eight years. The employees loved him, and the fans loved him, but unfortunately, he could not deliver the desired results with the team.
Moving forward, the 58-year-old will be completely separated from F1 for a while as he revealed his plans for the near future are to spend and enjoy time with his close family.
What happens with Haas now? Steiner explained the plans for the future of the team that finished last in the Championship were not shared with him by the team owner. He said at Autosport International:

"I don’t know Gene Haas‘ plans for the future. He didn’t share them with me, and he doesn’t have to by the way, I want to make that clear as well."

Moreover, the former team principal suggested he is no longer interested in the team as he moves on in his life. He added: 

"I’m actually not really interested in it anymore. On the other side, I see where other people are going and the model we started in the beginning; I think it was a very good model, but maybe it’s not time-relevant anymore. But who am I to say that?"

The 58-year-old's departure from the team has been marked as a "great loss" for the sport of Formula One by World Champion Damon Hill.
On the other hand, Steiner has also recently explained that he might return to Formula 1 as he is a firm believer in the saying, "One door closes, another opens."