“My talking didn’t work”: Steiner left far from impressed after costly Schumacher error

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner was not very happy after Mick Schumacher drove his car heavily into the barriers on Saturday evening in Monaco.

This led the driver to miss out on the qualifying session.

Towards the end of FP3, Schumacher ended up in the barriers at Casino Square. As a result, he had to miss out on the qualifying just two hours later.

Guenther Steiner. Source: essentiallysports.com

Schumacher began the race from the very back of the back after being awarded a grid penalty for a changed gearbox.

Steiner’s advice goes in vain

Steiner was upset that his pre-qualifying pep talk about avoiding the barriers did not seem to have any impact on his drivers.

“Obviously my talking didn’t work,” Steiner told the media.

“It’s obviously disappointing, you know, because the most important thing here [is] Monte Carlo qualifying.

Mick Schumacher after his crash. Source: thesportsrush.com

“There’s not many a year, it’s so different qualifying here, short track, there’s a lot of traffic and I think if you can do it, it’s just you get this confidence, how to move out of the way and don’t miss things.”

Schumacher could face future problems

Due to his crash, Schumacher missed out on critical track time which would have helped him build his confidence. Steiner mentioned that this could impact the driver’s chances in the future.

“He missed out on that, which is never good,” he explained.

“It’s never good to miss something but this for sure. Next time when he comes back, he would like to have done it once.”

Cost of fixing the car

Steiner also revealed that even though there is no shortage of parts for the moment, the overall cost of fixing the car could be mammoth.

“We’re not short on parts at all,” Steiner said.

Haas F1. Source: gpfans.com

“I haven’t done the calculation but between $300,000 and $500,000. This is what these cars cost.”

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