Guenther Steiner reveals when Haas will announce 2024 driver line-up

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner wants to avoid the saga that dogged his team in the 2022 season.

Guenther Steiner hopes that Haas will be able to make a definitive decision on their 2024 team line-up by the upcoming summer break.

This follows last year, which saw plenty of uncertainty for Haas’ driver line-up.

Mick Schumacher was fighting to retain his seat throughout the 2022 season before ultimately losing his spot to Nico Hulkenberg.

Hulkenberg lined up beside Kevin Magnussen for the rest of the season, with the final decision being announced as late as November 2022.

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That choice has proven to be a wise one, with Hulkenberg having had the upper hand over his team-mate for much of the 2023 season, in qualifiers.

However, Hulkenberg was the only driver at the Austrian Grand Prix to face a DNF result, with Magnussen finishing in 18th.

Steiner blasted the FIA for unfair and inconsistent decisions made at the Spielberg Red Bull Ring, saying they favoured Red Bull’s drivers.

He pointed to Max Verstappen’s avoidance of punishment for allegedly impeding Magnussen during qualifying.

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Verstappen was summoned by stewards to explain his actions in this case and managed to evade penalties.

Steiner accused the FIA of double standards, saying that if a Haas driver had been involved in a similar incident, they would have faced punishment.

Many are looking at the potentially vacant seats at Haas, with other teams having locked in their teams for the 2024 season.

However, Steiner has made it clear that the current favourites will most likely retain their places.

He wishes to confirm this decision before Formula 1 winds down in a couple of weeks for the summer break.

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“I hope before the summer break, I think we can make the decision,” Steiner told media sources.

“You know, we need to obviously do it and we will get our drivers confirmed soon as possible.

“I mean, as I said before, I mean, it’s nothing new for you guys. I’m pretty happy with our driver lineup now.”