‘Mass exodus, that’s not true’ – Haas debunks speculation that race crew will quit en masse after bottom season

‘Mass exodus, that’s not true’ – Haas team principal Guenther Steiner shed light on reports that a significant portion of the race crew quit after the end of the season .

Haas had a disastrous 2021 season, scoring a total of zero points all season. While Mick Schumacher did a commendable job, rookie Nikita Mazepin was a bigger disaster than the team.

This has led to rumors that the latter’s father – co-owner Mazepin Sr. – is pushing employees to stay on the team. It comes after the announcement of employees apparently resigning as a group, which was flatly rejected by team boss Guenther Steiner.

“People leave, I think it’s every season, at the end of the season, some people leave.

“For example, technically, we have more people than before, when they stay, there weren’t many people leaving. It’s more about the race because it’s a 23-race calendar.

“People just want another career. They are doing something different but it is not outrageous.

“It’s a little more than usual, but it’s the end of each year, some people get away a bit because otherwise the race mechanics are normally young because they need to be young.

“It’s quite physical doing this job, and if someone sees an opportunity, when they move on, it’s okay to do something better.

“I am not stopping them, but there is a mass exodus, it is not true.

“We talk to other people [teams] and they have the same problem.

“It’s nothing different. It’s just that a few people are leaving. Every year they leave. If he [Mazepin] had to give them an incentive, if he can do it right I’m all for it.

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