Haas F1 team were shrewd in entering Formula 1 with a close alliance with Ferrari and have full trust in the legendary Italian team despite their well below par season for the Reds.
Speaking to F1i, Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said, “If you have a partnership with Ferrari you must trust that they will do a good job.”
“[Haas must] go through with them about being positive with your input on what can be done better. For them it is pretty good to have us as a customer as we are actually user-friendly and if we discuss it with them we will try to move forward together.
“If, say, the engine broke therefore we retired, we don’t use it as an excuse we put the trust in them and help. Without them we would never be where we are now. You have to give to take.”
“Yes there may have been some issues this year and there might be some more next year but we wouldn’t be where we are without them. It is easy to say what went wrong but where would we be without them,” concluded Steiner.
Haas enjoyed a successful debut season in Formula 1, finishing eighth in the constructors’ championship.