Haas Gives Hulkenberg Old Car Back

Haas F1 is preparing for their third home race of the year, with the drivers getting to choose between the new and old car specifications based on their preferences.


‣ Haas F1 are planning to use different car specifications for the American drivers at the Las Vegas GP weekend.
‣ Haas only planned one major upgrade for the entire 2023 season and it was not well received by their drivers.
Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen will use different car versions for the race weekend, based on their individual preferences.
‣ The decision to use different car specs for drivers is based on their preferences to put them in a comfortable position.

This week Haas F1 gears up for their third home race. Drivers Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg will use a different Haas car specification. Already, the team has seen a less than successful season in 2023, with only one upgrade package planned, coming in Austin. Team propiertor says “that the package was not a step backwards, driver Hulkenberg prefers the older specification.” The two drivers have decided to use different car specs for the race, and team manager Steiner has expressed the decision as there being 2 races left and “nothing to lose”. Haas aims to make the drivers as comfortable as possible in the cars, regarding their preferance as the main reason to adjust the cars.

The Haas team prepares for their third home race with two different car specs for their drivers, stating their less than impressive season as the reasoning for the changes. Team manager Steiner’s stated decision is that the team has nothing to lose by altering the cars. The idea is to put them in a position that makes them as comfortable as possible.” We have enough data, it’s a decision based on what each driver likes more than anything else. It puts them in a comfortable position so that they’re as happy as they can be with the car they get.”

Albert Ramirez
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