Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner spoke of the poor form of Michael Schumacher who is currently unable to show his potential.
“It is for sure a tricky situation at the moment for him and for the team as well,” Steiner said for Motorsport.com.
“This is a performance sport, and what do you need in a performance sport? Performance. “But I think he did the right thing, because if he would have wrecked again here, I mean, that wouldn't be good, you know? “I'd rather it was like this than wrecking again, trying to do something which maybe isn't there”.
Schumacher after the race
Schumacher is not happy with himself, and this is a bad weekend for him and his team. “Not great, my back hurts a bit,” he said. “It's not the weekend we were kind of hoping for.
“I think that from Saturday onwards it was kind of clean, so that's good. But anyway, once you get to Saturday, it's kind of difficult to judge if the set-up is right or not. “We only had one free practice to do that and unfortunately, the set-up wasn't right.
So yeah, then we were stuck with it until the race." He also talked about car problems “It felt quite understeery mid-corner and oversteery on exit, so it's not ideal. So we were using the tyres quite a lot.
And I think until the last stint it wasn't great, but then the last stint actually felt quite okay”. Magnussen retired due to a car problem. “It was something in the power unit, the V6 or turbo,” said Steiner.
“It’s never good to have issues. He would have been eighth or ninth. Ninth was pretty safe. “Our biggest problem was we couldn't get past [Esteban] Ocon on the straight, otherwise, eighth was pretty sure. But it didn't happen - again”.