Team leader Haas Gunther Steiner has come under fire after saying that in the United States no riders are ready for performances in Formula 1.
This statement of the Austrian Manager did the other day, asked about the possibility of an American in part in 2019. “While we have no such plans. Of course, we would like to invite the American team. But I believe that now in the United States no riders ready for F1”.
These words really didn’t like American racers, including champion Formula 1 1978 Mario Andretti.
“It is wrong and arrogant,” wrote Andretti on Twitter.
Said the head of the team of the USA also current IndyCar racers.
“Nonsense! If Haas really think so, then let him give us a chance. American riders are pretty damn good. I can assure you that we have a lot of talented guys. Better to stay in IndyCar is a series with a higher level of competition, writes Graham Rahal.
“The point,” agreed former F1 racer Alexander Rossi.
“The Haas approach amusing. They say: “American racers are not good enough”. So they gave us no chance. They’re just not worth our time,” continued Rahal.
Conor Daly added: “How can you call yourself an American team and at the same time to lower the riders of their nationality? After all, their part was not even a hint to consider the candidacy of an American pilot.”
Recall that the last American in formula 1 at the full schedule was Scott’s AIDS, who was dismissed from the Toro Rosso in the middle of the season 2007. Alexander Rossi spent a few races at the end of the 2015 season, and went to IndyCar.
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