Martin Brundle has claimed that the omission of a message from Guenther Steiner in Haas' official statement following his departure as F1 team principal is a sign of 'friction' between the two parties.
In the statement released by Haas on Wednesday, team owner Gene Haas and Komatsu were the only two people quoted - with no parting words from Steiner himself.
The Sky Sports F1 pundit has claimed that this paints a picture of what was going on behind the scenes.
"Always significant when the departing person is not quoted in the press release," he penned on social media.
"Tells you there’s friction, suspect we’ll hear more about this. The team hasn’t progressed in recent seasons, but hard to know exactly why without being on the inside.
"Good luck Guenther. And Haas."
Always significant when the departing person is not quoted in the press release, tells you there’s friction, suspect we’ll hear more about this. The team hasn’t progressed in recent seasons, but hard to know exactly why without being on the inside. Good luck Guenther. And Haas https://t.co/dG2VeXiboG
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