Guenther Steiner addresses Ferrari rumours after Mattia Binotto’s Audi meeting

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner has addressed the rumours following Mattia Binotto meeting with Audi.

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has firmly rejected any speculation linking him with a potential move to another Formula 1 team. 

Recent reports suggested that former Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto visited Audi’s headquarters in Germany, fuelling rumours of a managerial shake-up in the sport.

However, Audi has since denied providing a tour to Binotto, who parted ways with Ferrari at the end of last year. 

With Ferrari facing challenges under their current leadership, there had been suggestions that the Italian team might be considering top managers, such as Steiner for future roles.

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Steiner, who maintains a close friendship with Binotto, made it clear that he has no intention of leaving his position at Haas. 

As Haas already has a technical partnership with Ferrari and a facility located in Maranello, the prospect of switching to either Ferrari or Mercedes was raised. 

Nonetheless, Steiner reaffirmed his commitment to Haas, stating: “I am very happy at Haas and have no intention of moving anywhere. 

“I want to finish my work here, so at the moment, I don’t even think about it.”

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The 58-year-old Italian hinted that his future plans might not involve Formula 1 at all. 

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He suggested that he could follow the path of both Binotto and Franz Tost, the departing team principal of AlphaTauri, and eventually step away from the paddock altogether. 

When asked about his long-term aspirations and where he sees himself in five years, Steiner explained: “I have never made a five-year plan. My long-term goal is to stop racing. I’m not so young anymore.”

Haas has enjoyed a relatively good start to the season by their standards, sitting in seventh place in the Constructors’ Standings after finishing three races in the points.