Haas refusing to throw in the towel on its "impossible" job
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner is refusing to give up the fight on what he has conceded is an "impossible" task in attempting to overhaul rivals Alfa Romeo in the constructors' championship.
While the battle for third between Racing Point, McLaren, Renault and Ferrari is more high profile, the scrap between Alfa Romeo and Haas is equally as important as both teams battle to secure the additional funds to top up their budgets for 2021.
While just five points separate the teams, the fact Haas has only scored three points from one ninth-place finish from Romain Grosjean in the Eifel Grand Prix, and Kevin Magnussen's 10th in Hungary, underlines the difficulty of its task.
Asked, though, if he was confident Haas could close the gap, Steiner said: “Yeah, you focus still on it.
"You always want to do better than the people in front of you to catch up with them, and you just need to be there when the opportunity comes."
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