Schumacher crash may have cost Haas a million

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Schumacher crash may have cost Haas a million

Guenther Steiner says Haas may very well be taking a look at a million-dollar restore invoice after Mick Schumacher’s crash in qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Schumacher was pushing to attempt to cement a spot in Q3 on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, for which he had been on the right track when he hit the wall on the exit of Flip 10.

There was a heavy impression with the barrier at Flip 11 and the automobile then careered down the monitor to Flip 12, the place it lastly got here to relaxation.

Luckily, though his situation had instantly been unclear, the German driver was unhurt, however he was nonetheless taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

Schumacher crash may have cost Haas a million

Dominated out of the race by his workforce the identical evening, Schumacher stated the subsequent day he felt bodily in a position to have taken half within the grand prix however the harm to his automobile was such {that a} rebuild was not viable.

Steiner, the Haas workforce principal, has defined the monetary implications of the accident, which was removed from excellent contemplating occasions in jap Europe meant they not have the funding from their former title sponsor.

“I believe the associated fee is fairly excessive as a result of all of the suspension is gone, besides the entrance left,” stated Steiner, quoted by Motorsport.com. “I believe there may be nonetheless one thing on there. The remainder is simply carbon powder.

“I don’t know money-wise however between gearbox, the entire bodywork is gone, radiators are gone – $500,000 to $1million, I might say.”

Haas have already confirmed there can be no impression to Schumacher’s possibilities of racing on the subsequent spherical, the Australian Grand Prix, the place he can strive once more to assert a Q3 place for the primary time in his F1 profession.

The 23-year-old’s team-mate, Kevin Magnussen, has collected 12 factors from the primary two races in a VF-22 automobile that’s massively extra aggressive than final yr’s predecessor.

 

On the monetary hit, Steiner mentioned how a lot of the price range is put aside to cowl for the impact of main automobile harm.

“There’s a nominal quantity,” stated the Italian. “However in a racing workforce, you by no means can follow your price range like in a standard business enterprise as a result of you’ve gotten this threat.

“You’ve got clearly a contingency there. However in case you have two or three like this, fairly fast your contingency just isn’t there anymore.

“It’s a loss. So that you simply must handle. Clearly I hope we don’t have much more of them.”

 

 

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