Cape Town – Fernando Alonso may feel he’s racing against “three
Ferrari teams” but Guenther Steiner insists there is nothing wrong with
Haas’ close ties to Ferrari.
Haas may be fifth, currently second in the midfield battle,
but it could have been a different story were it not for wasted opportunities
through crashes and bungled pit stops.
The team is fifth, 21 points behind Renault and three ahead
of seventh-placed McLaren.
Haas’ form had Alonso stating that his McLaren team are
having to take on “three” Ferrari teams with Sauber also coming good
This has led to Steiner once again defending Haas’ close
ties with engine supplier Ferrari.
“I think it’s fair – it’s in the regulations to do it
like this and the regulations were made by the people that are
complaining,” Steiner told Sky F1.
“I think it’s fair in the sense that we do our own
development of aero, we just take the parts which in the rules are clearly
defined that we can use. I feel very good about it.”
Haas not only use Ferrari engines but also all the allotted
parts that are permissible for teams to share.