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Haas distances itself from Russia-US tensions

Haas distances itself from Russia-US tensions

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Haas distances itself from Russia-US tensions

Haas distances itself from Russia-US tensions
Ian Parkes & Ewan Gale

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has distanced his team from the current political tensions involving Russia and the United States.

Russia is under the world's spotlight over a feared invasion of Ukraine as troops line the border between the two countries, although the Kremlin has insisted they are there only for military drills.

The United States has been at the forefront of western condemnation amid concerns over the potential movement.

Haas released digital renders of its 2022 challenger on Friday (February 4) displaying a largely similar livery to last season, utilising the red, white and blue of the United States and Russia for owner Gene Haas and investor Dmitry Mazepin, with son Nikita racing for the team.

Despite the ties, Steiner has insisted the political tensions are of no concern to the team.

"We are not getting involved in these politics because they are too far up for us," said Steiner.

"Obviously, like everybody, we watch everything that is going on in the world. It is all over the world.

"We watch it and if there is something, we will deal with it but at the moment, we don't get involved in it because we don't have a vote in these things and I am glad we don't have a vote in this.

"We are here for the sport and that is what we are doing. If something comes up, a sanction or whatever, we will deal with it but at the moment, there is nothing we can do about it."

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