Ferrari F1 Engine: Haas Boss Gunther Steiner has confirmed they will continue with Ferrari next season, despite Renault interest.
Ferrari’s troubles this season have extended to the customer teams too. Haas and Alfa Romeo are struggling at the back, with no comeback in sight. And with fellow struggles Williams getting new investment, it could pose more problems for the American and Italian team. Naturally, there have been talks of Haas ending their partnership with Ferrari, but Boss Gunther Steiner has words of relief for Ferrari.
“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 (engine) side.”
“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.”
So HAAS, Williams, Alfa are all ahead of Ferrari.
From top-field to mid-field to back-field. Nice progress.
You will be better out-of-the-field
— Shivasiddharth (@Siddhy1990) August 29, 2020
Will Haas make the switch to French giants Renault anytime soon?
Renault will end their engine supply partnership with McLaren, who are making a comeback with Mercedes next season. That leaves the French automobile giants with no partnerships in the current F1 grid. Alfa Romeo is unlikely as they are a sister concern of Ferrari. As a result, there are suggestions of a Haas-Renault partnership. Steiner has put cold waters on it, at least for the next season.
“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.”
“At the moment we are going through the tough times with Ferrari and hopefully we can both get out at the end in a better state.”