Guenther Steiner talks about the updates that Haas will bring for this weekend’s F1 Dutch GP as Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg add on.

With the summer break done and dusted, all eyes is on the second half of the F1 2023 season. Even though it is the time when focus is on the following year, there are still updates that teams can bring which will aide them to be competitive next year.

Haas has had an inconsistent run this year where they have done well in qualifying but struggled on the race side. There will another set of updates in Dutch GP as they are preparing the car for next year with a set direction in mind.

“We have got some upgrades coming for Zandvoort, on the brake ducts and front wing, but the team is working flat out to make some modifications to the car which will be coming later on in the year and I can’t give an exact timeline because of the shutdown,” revealed Steiner. “We keep on working, and there are two reasons for this.

“Firstly, to try and make the car go quicker as you always do with upgrades but also to know the direction for the VF-24, which is as important, if not more important. There’s a lot of hard work going on, it’s almost as intense as being in December developing the new car,” summed up Steiner, as the Haas pair align with the updates.

Magnussen concedes that the first half wasn’t as good as they hoped for but the steps taken is in the right direction. “I think it’s clear that we didn’t finish the first half of the season the way we wanted, so we’re all super eager to make a comeback during the season,” he said. “I think we can do that, we’ve seen some teams making good steps and that’s actually been motivating as much as it’s been annoying.

“It shows that if they can do it, we can do it too and I think that’s the mentality we’re going into the second half of the season with. I feel we as a team are in a good spot, but with the car, we’re a little behind so I’m looking forward to the challenge and looking forward to working hard to get to where we want to be.”

Meanwhile, Hulkenberg added: “We just need to keep doing what we’re doing. Obviously, we’re looking to find performance and we want to do better, we want to score more results and points. That just means work, bringing updates and maximizing all the chances you get, keeping the mistakes to a minimum and it will require everyone’s best effort and teamwork.”

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