MoneyGram Haas F1 Team finished the 2023 Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Round 22 of the World Championship, with Kevin Magnussen 13th, while Nico Hulkenberg was forced to retire on Saturday night at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit.
I feel like we had the degradation and pace to score points, but we didn’t, so I need to review it and see how we could’ve done better. It feels like we had good degradation for once and pace in the race, even at the end of the stints. There was lots of track evolution throughout the race, which was fine and part of the challenge. I’ve enjoyed it.
Something happened, and I lost power, so we’ll look into it. I thought the race pace wasn’t too bad. Actually, I had a good start, but with the accident in Turn 1, I had to go wide around the outside and lost a lot of places, so then was behind already. After that, I felt pretty comfortable in the car, and I felt we had more pace, but there was always traffic and for graining protection, you couldn’t push as much as you wanted, so that was limiting. All in all, I would say it was one of the better races, though.
Guenther Steiner, Team Principal:
Both drivers fought hard today to get the best out of the car, and I think they did, and we stayed in front of our normal opponents. We couldn’t get close to the big guys, and both cars got stuck behind a Williams – they’re very fast down the straights – so we couldn’t get through. For Nico, unfortunately, something happened with the engine, and Kevin came home P13. I don’t think we did anything wrong.