Haas F1 team principal Gunther Steiner has insisted that the American constructor will not be ditching Ferrari power for Renault in 2021.
Ferrari’s package is the weakest power unit in Formula 1, as demonstrated at the Belgian Grand Prix, with all six Ferrari-powered cars finishing 12th or lower.
“You don’t need to be a mathematician or Einstein to understand that if the Ferrari cars are at the back, then something is coming from that [power unit] side,” Haas driver Romain Grosjean said after the race.
“But without Ferrari, we have no suspension, no engine, no gearbox, no car. So we are doing the best we can. It is still a Haas with a Ferrari engine,” he added.
When asked if the team is considering switching to Renault power for the 2021 season, Steiner replied, “It would be very difficult for us, with how we are set up at the moment, to make a quick change like that.
“It would need to be over a few seasons. It cannot be next year.”
Continuing, he said they are undoubtedly going through difficult times with Ferrari at the moment, but he is hoping they can “both get out at the end in a better state.”
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