Haas staff principal Guenther Steiner needs to come back away with factors from the Sao Paulo Grand Prix weekend after Kevin Magnussen secured the staff’s first-ever pole place on Friday.
As a part of a Dash weekend, qualifying came about on Friday afternoon after only one follow session, and Magnussen excelled in blended situations to succeed in Q3. With rain beginning to fall on a observe dry sufficient for slicks, Haas received Magnussen to the entrance of the queue on the pit exit and the Dane duly pulled out a shocking lap to beat Max Verstappen by 0.2s to take the primary pole place of his profession and the primary for Haas.
“So you haven’t any confidence in us!” Steiner advised RACER after being congratulated on such a shock outcome. “We delivered greater than you anticipated! It’s incredible for the entire staff — they did an excellent job at this time. Hats off to everyone, and the lap that Kevin put down was incredible.
“I don’t know if I assumed we had an opportunity beginning Q3 — I imply, you at all times give it some thought however you simply attempt to do your finest job and no matter comes out of it comes out of it, and at this time it was good.”
The staff principal was a preferred man within the paddock however says there will probably be no main celebrations tonight for the Haas staff, with the brief Dash occasion — scheduled for when rain can be forecast — giving Magnussen an opportunity of scoring if he can keep within the prime eight positions.
“Factors — I hope we are able to rating some factors. That’s our intention,” Steiner insisted. “We received’t take pleasure in it an excessive amount of tonight, we’ll give attention to tomorrow — the races are tomorrow and on Sunday and that’s extra essential.”
Magnussen stated he’s thrilled to pay his staff again having been re-signed by Steiner and Gene Haas at the beginning of this yr.
“It feels good,” Magnussen stated. “They deserve it — they gave me an enormous duty coming again right here and we’ve had a enjoyable yr for positive.”