Guenther Steiner believes that Haas' latest enchancment on observe has helped in attracting the curiosity of potential new sponsors.
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Guenther Steiner has given an replace on Haas’ seek for a sponsor following their break up from Uralkali.
Within the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it was introduced in February that the workforce had parted methods with their title sponsor. Uralkali are a Russian potash fertiliser producer and exporter.
It was additionally confirmed that the outfit had dropped Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, who was personally sponsored by Uralkali.
Haas revealed within the days afterwards that Kevin Magnussen can be making a shock return to fill the vacant seat alongside Mick Schumacher for the 2022 season.
Steiner says Haas aren’t "determined" for a sponsor
There was a lot hypothesis about Haas’ funding following the departure of Uralkali from the workforce.
Steiner says that the American squad have obtained curiosity from potential new sponsors, however insists that they don’t seem to be “determined”.
“I am not attempting to make this up, there may be curiosity,” Steiner instructed media together with RacingNews365.com.
“It is simply [a case of] going by way of what you need to do. We do not need to give something away low cost for the time being, as a result of we’re not this determined. Everyone thinks we’re determined for a sponsor. We’re not determined.
“We wish one thing that helps us within the long-term. Now we have obtained sufficient simply to get by now, however you want to [think of] the longer term as nicely, and clearly this helps for a sponsor to be on board.”
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Has Haas' enchancment boosted curiosity?
With Haas having hinted at having a extra profitable automotive throughout 2022 pre-season testing, Steiner thinks that this will likely have helped in boosting curiosity within the workforce amongst potential backers.
“I’d say a few of the individuals [looked] at [the team] after the check right here [in Bahrain],” the Crew Principal defined.
“They unexpectedly obtained . Clearly, the consequence issues with the sponsors.”
Haas impressed after they hit the observe for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, with Magnussen qualifying in P7 for his comeback race earlier than occurring to complete in fifth.
This marks fairly a distinction from 2021, a marketing campaign through which the workforce struggled in the back of the sector and got here away with no factors.
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