Steiner Reveals His Plans For Upcoming Months After Haas Departure

F1
by Adam OndrikWednesday, 17 January 2024 at 11:00
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Guenther Steiner revealed what he plans to do now that he daprted Haas from his position of team principal.
Last week, it was announced, to everybody's surprise, even to Steiner himself, that he would no longer be the team principal and would be departing the team with an immediate effect.
The Former team principal was an essential part of the team for eight years. However, the team owner, Gene Haas, didn't like the fact there was no progress in terms of position in the Championship standings.
The American team struggled for a long time, but the last place in the Championship last season put the final nail in the coffin, and Ayao Komatsu was announced as the new team principal.
Many fans loved Steiner, and many fans supported Haas just because of their former team principal. What will he do now when he has no position in F1? The 58-year-old told Sky Sports:

"I have got still a lot in me, but I am not in a hurry. I am not desperate. I want to enjoy now my time with my family."

F1 World Champion Damon Hill stated the Italian team principal departing the Haas is a great loss for F1. On the other hand, Steiner believes a new opportunity might arise for him soon, so it's not like he is gone forever.

"Good things will come. I always say: one door closes, at least two other ones open. So I will wait which ones [open] and obviously pick the right one to do the next thing."

The 58-year-old seemed to be at peace with his team owner's decision saying he will enjoy this period of time outside of F1 as he added:

"But at the moment I want to sit back and look a little bit and do things I missed to do the last 10 years like staying with my family and doing some travel in my own time. And watch F1."