Steiner: Haas has to “swallow the frog” after pitstop disasters

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Having began eighth Mick Schumacher had an eight-second first pitstop that put him out of competition for factors, whereas his second cease was additionally gradual.

After miraculously surviving a second-lap hit with the barrier, Kevin Magnussen additionally had a poor pitstop. The 2 Haas drivers finally completed thirteenth and fifteenth, with Schumacher forward.

“The entrance jack simply bought caught, did not go down anymore,” Steiner informed Motorsport.com when requested about Schumacher’s preliminary downside. “I do not know why. By no means heard that earlier than. Simply did not come down.

“The second cease, I believe it was only a gradual cease, nothing else. On Kevin’s second cease there was a difficulty with the gun. The gun broke. So in the present day was pitstop catastrophe. We simply need to swallow the frog.”

Steiner admitted the sequence of occasions was irritating, particularly as Schumacher had certified so properly.

“I am upset about that it occurred,” he stated. “I do know this stuff should not occur and it occurred all in the present day. The identical with Kevin, he was in fifteenth after which went off. All of it goes to shit fairly fast, you realize?

“So that is the disappointing factor, I might say. However generally Mick did an excellent job [in qualifying], however when you’re again this far it is simply troublesome to get better, since you’re in the course of it, and all the things goes downhill from there.

“Really ultimately we did come out higher than envisaged, ultimately we fought for it. And we bought the perfect out of what was left.”

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Kevin Magnussen, Haas VF-22, Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren MCL36

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Schumacher didn’t blame the workforce for what unfolded, regardless of his apparent need to benefit from his good grid place.

“Truthfully, this stuff occur,” stated the German when requested by Motorsport.com in regards to the gradual first cease. “Sadly generally the fabric does not carry out as we want, and sadly it in all probability price us a number of factors, which is irritating as a result of I believe we had a good automobile, first rate sufficient to be within the prime 10.

“Clearly, some vehicles round us had been a bit faster, had been managing the tyres a bit higher. However nonetheless, it is good to really feel that we had some form of competitors in us, in comparison with them. However unlucky that it wasn’t by way of factors.

“Once more, this stuff occur, errors occur. I imply, sadly this time it was no one’s mistake, however it was truly simply a difficulty that we had technically.

“Every part in F1 could be very a lot on the restrict and sadly generally in a pitstop it is the place it comes all the way down to.”

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