Haas team principal Guenther Steiner insists that there has to be “change” within the team in order to stop further disruption to their races, after team-mates Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen once again collided with each other, this time in the German Grand Prix.
At the British GP at Silverstone, both drivers saw their race finished after they crashed into each other as early as the first lap. Steiner was furious with his charges after that and reprimanded them both, and now that it has happened again, he is adamant there will not be a third time.
“Something has to change. I don’t know what else to say,” he said after the race.
“They cannot keep bumping into each other every weekend. We have to see with the team what steps we are going to take, because this can’t keep happening.”
Steiner reckons that, unlike the British GP, the pair were fortunate to escape the most recent collision without significant damage, as they both went on to score points. He also believes that Grosjean and Magnussen are now simply not listening to him.
"We were lucky there was no damage,” the Haas boss added.
“I didn't see it properly. I want to see it properly and calm down about it and then see what we're going to do.
"I can talk but they don't listen. At the moment I can't say anything more because I'm not prepared. I saw it on TV like you guys, I didn't see any more replays. I think I have to see what are the next steps because it's not acceptable.
"We can't keep going on every race running into each other. It's getting old."
Steiner doesn’t want to mollycoddle his drivers, as he says if he has to tell them when to overtake - he may as well jump in the car himself!
"It wasn't obvious and again, why don't you run into any other car?” he questioned.
“It's common sense, if I have to take every overtaking manoeuvre and call it myself, I will drive myself. That will not be quick."
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