MoneyGram Haas F1 Team driver Kevin Magnussen classified 19th, while Nico Hulkenberg was forced into retirement at Round 10 of the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the 2023 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, held Sunday at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg.
MoneyGram Haas F1 Team holds the seventh position in the Constructors’ Championship on 11 points.
I had a very poor pace. I went into the gravel at high speed when de Vries pushed me on at Turn 6, and I don’t know if there was damage to the floor, so we’ll have to check that, but there was no chance today. We’ll continue to work to improve as fast as we can.
We don’t know the full picture, but after the first stop, the issue occurred. We lost power and couldn’t continue. It’s not ideal. It makes things more difficult going forward because we have less information, but we have to make the most of what we have. We’re surrounded by quicker cars that are pushing on from behind, forcing us to go at a pace we’re not necessarily able to keep up with. The positive is the two very good qualifying sessions this weekend and obviously a very good Sprint, so at least we have that.
Guenther Steiner, Team Principal:
Thankfully we got some points yesterday when we had the opportunity. Today has been a very disappointing day for us. Another PU failure on Nico’s car, and obviously, the car is not fast enough in dry conditions. We’ve got a lot of work in front of us, and we will keep on working. When we have the tools, we can get good results. As we showed yesterday, we need to do our homework.