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Haas hampered by limited testing - Steiner

Haas hampered by limited testing - Steiner

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Haas hampered by limited testing - Steiner

Haas hampered by limited testing - Steiner
Sam Hall & Ian Parkes

Guenther Steiner has warned there is 'more to come' from Haas with the team's performance limited at the opening races through a lack of testing.

Haas has enjoyed a strong start to the current F1 season with Kevin Magnussen scoring points in each of the first two races with finishes of fifth and ninth in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Only in the team's first season in 2016 has Haas bettered its score at this time of the year with 18 compared to this season's 12.

Despite its pace, the VF-22 has suffered from poor reliability and team principal Steiner warned if the team can get on top of these issues and spend more time on track in free practice, results could improve further.

"The biggest improvement will be the set-up because we haven't done enough testing," explained Steiner.

"There are still things to come. It's not that we have a bad set-up but I think there is still more in the car."

In Saudi Arabia, this was a particular problem for Kevin Magnussen as the Dane was restricted to just a handful of laps on the unfamiliar Jeddah Corniche Circuit before qualifying.

"If we had more time to work, it's not that the guys don't understand, it's just that we need to learn about it because in testing we did about half the mileage of the big teams, and in Saudi Arabia, with Kevin, we did three timed laps," Steiner added.

"It's still in there to be better it's just finding out where we need to be but the rest of the car seems to be well under control.

"We're pretty confident we'll have good results coming as well."

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