Steiner: Freight delays could derail a GP weekend

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Steiner: Freight delays could derail a GP weekend

Guenther Steiner has expressed fears that freight delays might disrupt the schedule of a grand prix weekend.

Haas, the group managed by Steiner, have twice been affected by the late arrival of freight at race circuits inside the final 5 months.

The primary event was on the Brazilian Grand Prix final November when Haas’ engines went “lacking” en route from the earlier race in Mexico and so they weren’t the one constructor affected that point, with McLaren additionally having their prep delayed to the dimensions of 36 hours.

Then for this season’s official testing in Bahrain, there was one other challenge for Haas that induced them to should miss the primary morning’s working – with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher ultimately allowed additional observe time on the finish of classes to make up for it.

One other occasion has now arisen on the Australian Grand Prix however was fortuitously narrowly averted, due to the intervention of Components 1’s logistics companion DHL.

However with present international occasions not making life simpler from a transportation perspective, Steiner, on his 57th birthday, mentioned he’s involved a Components 1 race weekend might be impacted in some unspecified time in the future if freight is badly held up.

“I feel F1 takes it severely, but it surely’s a type of situations you can’t actually management,” mentioned Steiner, quoted by

“Everyone knows it’s tough now, particularly with the invasion of Ukraine. I feel there’s a number of cargo planes out of service now due to the sanctions to Russian firms, as a result of they have been working or flying a number of the cargo planes.

“So it’s not getting any simpler. And likewise the ships, we now know there are difficulties there.

“Nevertheless it’s a type of issues which might be simply out of [your] management. So long as you don’t get your personal planes, you’re at all times relying on different folks that will help you out.

“Hopefully we are able to get via it and put a number of effort in. I feel within the second, no person has a assure of something attending to the fitting place on the proper time.”


Steiner mentioned he felt the vastly elevated price of transporting freight needs to be factored in to the long run ranges of the F1 finances cap.

“It’s going up, and each time we talk about it, it’s getting greater,” added the Haas group principal.

“At some stage we have to get into actual numbers, and clearly these belongings you simply should handle as they arrive alongside.

“Everyone is confronted with the identical challenge, so I feel it’s an issue for everyone.

“On the finish, no person has a drawback so long as everyone will get a rise and which everyone does.

“You simply should take care of it after which see how one can navigate to get to the tip of the season with the finances intact and the place you need it to be.”




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