Guenther Steiner welcomes Dmitry Mazepin’s incentive scheme for Haas – “I am all for it”

Guenther Steiner welcomed Dmitry Mazepin’s idea of incorporating an incentive scheme into the Haas team structure.

Haas used to be a proper midfield contender, but their fall from grace since 2018 has been shocking to see. Always at the back of the grid and causing all sorts of problems on track, the team is just in free fall.

With 2021 seeing a last-place finish in the Constructors’ Championship for the American team, things couldn’t get any worse. Even though they wrote the season off to focus on 2022, it is still not a good place to be in.

With many of their employees looking to jump to pastures new, Haas can’t afford a personnel deficit. Nikita Mazepin’s father came up with an idea recently to prevent it, something the team principal approves of.

Steiner welcomed Dmitry Mazepin’s idea of incorporating an incentive scheme into the Haas team structure.

“We speak with other people and they have the same issue,” Steiner told GP Fans.

“It’s nothing different. It’s just a few people are leaving. Every year, they are leaving. If he (Dmitry Mazepin) had to give them an incentive, if he can do it right, I’m all for it.”

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Steiner (pictured) will looks to keep his team members. Source: planetf1.com

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“People leaving, I think that’s every season. At the end of the season, some people leave,” he said.

“For example, on the technical side of things, we have more people than we had before, when they are staying. There was not that many people leaving. It’s more of a race thing because it’s a calendar of 23 races.

“People just want to have another career. They are doing something different but it’s not being outrageous.

“It’s a little bit more than normal, but it’s the end of every year. Some people move away a little bit because otherwise, the race mechanics normally are young because they need to be young.

“It’s quite physical to do this job and if somebody sees an opportunity, when he moves on, it’s okay to do something better. I don’t stop them, but a mass exodus…it’s not true,” he concluded.

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