Drive to Survive changes Formula 1 star’s life

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has revealed how his life has changed after he gained international acclaim due to his no nonsense attitude in the Netflix show.

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has revealed that he has had to change his race weekend routine after he rose to fame thanks to his appearances on the popular Netflix show ‘Drive to Survive.’

In his role as Haas team principal, Steiner’s honest and, at times, swear-filled rants have made him the breakout start of the show, forcing him to become used to being recognised in public.

Speaking to ESPN, Steiner revealed that he can’t just go out in public anymore without carefully choosing his destination if he wants to avoid being mobbed by fans.

“I always think I was not looking for this thing, I didn’t expect it to come – but it comes, and you just adjust,” Steiner said. 

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“I think we have to give back to the fans if they like it. I cannot be like now ‘Oh I don’t do anything’ because obviously they come to me because they like something they have seen.”

“It’s a little bit more when you go out, you need to think where you go and where you hang out because on the race weekend going to certain restaurants is not a good idea, because you will not be left in peace.”

Haas has had a mixed season so far, with Kevin Magnussen making it into Q3 in Miami and Nico Hulkenberg securing a P7 finish in Australia.

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Hulkenberg joined the team at the start of the season, replacing German driver Mick Schumacher, who was dropped following a series of costly crashes.

In three of the five races, the American-owned team has managed to secure points, putting it in P7 in the Constructors’ Standings, ahead of Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri and Williams.

Haas will be hoping to continue its strong start throughout the season to ensure at least a P7 finish by the end of this year, improving on its 2022 performance of P8.