The boss of the American team Haas Gunther Steiner admitted that this year a new Ferrari engine can bypass the power of the power unit Mercedes.
In the first race of the season ward Scuderia Sebastian Vettel managed to get ahead of Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, thanks to a smart strategy in the fight for first place.
At the same time, the team-client Ferrari Haas failed to take a record sixth place in qualifying.
“Compared to last year, the entire propulsion system was much better – Steiner quoted in AUTOSPORT. – New engine be as competitive as Mercedes, if not better. Ferrari won in Australia, but now everyone will be trying to improve.
The development race never stops. But if not for the progress of the Ferrari, we could not be where we are now.”
Despite the fact that in the race, Haas was faced with problems, and both drivers failed to finish, Steiner sees no cause for concern.
“If you have the speed, the reliability will be as some sort – continued the boss. – Of course, in the beginning to face such problems is not very nice, but it’s better we will have to suffer reliability than speed.
We are cautiously optimistic because we still have to prove that a high result was no exception.
In the middle of the peloton, the competition is high. You can be both forward and rear. Other teams by example has proved that it can easily happen.
We surprised everyone with his performance, especially the sixth place of Romain Grosjean in qualifying when he drove a lap of the Academy is 0.4 seconds faster than Felipe Massa”.
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