Haas Struggles to Optimize Upgraded Car at United States Grand Prix
Haas faced challenges at the United States Grand Prix in Austin as they brought a significant package of upgrades for their VF-23 car. However, due to limited practice time, the team struggled to optimize the new modifications.
The Haas team, like other teams, had only FP1 to fine-tune and refine the upgraded cars. As a result, they decided to make a crucial change following the Saturday sprint. Both cars were taken out of parc ferme, allowing the team to switch to a higher downforce rear wing.
The primary objective of this change was to prevent the rear of the car from sliding and to protect the tires. By introducing a higher downforce rear wing, Haas aimed to enhance stability and improve overall performance on the track.
Kevin Magnussen and Nikita Mazepin, the two drivers representing Haas, hoped that the revised setup would give them an advantage during the race. However, the team acknowledges that the upgraded car is not yet performing up to their expectations.
Steiner, the team principal, expressed his disappointment with the performance of the revised Haas VF-23 after the United States Grand Prix in Austin. According to Steiner, the upgrades did not provide the desired improvement in performance.
The Haas team will now analyze the data collected from the race weekend and work on further adjustments to maximize the potential of their upgraded car. The objective is to ensure that the VF-23 performs optimally in future races.
While the upgrades did not deliver the expected results at the United States Grand Prix, Haas remains determined to overcome the challenges and continue improving their performance on the Formula 1 circuit.