MoneyGram Haas F1 Team drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen finished 14th and 17th at the Hungarian Grand Prix, held Sunday at the Hungaroring – Round 12 of the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
MoneyGram Haas F1 Team maintains eighth position in the Constructors’ Championship on 11 points.
I’m not feeling very good about the results. It’s a disappointing day for us. I had no pace on the hard tire. We had two long stints on the hards – probably should’ve been on a three-stop. We always try and learn something from each race – we’re going to try and do something different for Belgium. It’s important at this point to be patient and wait for some upgrades. We have to keep our heads cool and move on to the next one.
Not good enough in the race, which wasn’t news, really. We knew and expected this. Though I think we looked better today than we have in the past few races on Sunday, I’m not too disappointed – given this is one of the toughest of the season regarding non-stop corners, and there isn’t much rest for the tires or the driver. We weren’t too far behind drivers that were in the points, so maybe it was actually a bit better than what I was expecting going into today.
Guenther Steiner, Team Principal:
Going into the race, we knew that we’d be struggling with the heat with our tire degradation issues. I mean, it was a tough race, but I think we got the best from it that we could. At the moment, this is what it is for us. We can’t do anything else but keep working on the car and trying to resolve our problems. A lot of other people are picking up the pace – at the moment, we can’t, but we’re working on it.