Guenther Steiner’s Bold Statement
Guenther Steiner, the no-nonsense Haas team principal, is known for his straightforward and direct communication style. When he speaks, his words carry weight and leave no room for ambiguity. Many have tried to challenge his strong opinions, but he remains unfazed. Now, it seems that Red Bull is the latest target of his candid remarks.
Steiner, who has already taken on Mercedes and Andretti, has turned his attention to Formula 1 as a whole. Specifically, he questions the practice of having a second team in the sport, which is prohibited in many other sports. This is a topic that he believes deserves a thorough debate.
Red Bull and its sister team, Toro Rosso (now known as AlphaTauri), have been part of the Formula 1 grid for 18 years. While there haven’t been any major issues so far, Steiner doesn’t rule out the possibility of addressing this matter in the future.
“A Debatable Practice”
“Whether having a second team is right or wrong is a subject that requires deep deliberation. In numerous sports, it is strictly forbidden,” Steiner asserts. However, in the world of Formula 1, the status quo remains unchanged: “Until now, we haven’t encountered a single problem during our 18-year tenure.”
Nevertheless, Steiner acknowledges that there may come a time when tough questions need to be asked: “It is evident that at some point, we will need to reflect on this matter,” he insists in an interview with the ‘RaceFans’ portal.
Furthermore, Andretti, a prominent figure in motorsport, believes that the discussion surrounding this issue is inevitable: “Sooner or later, it will be a topic of conversation. After all, Formula 1 is an increasingly popular sport.”