In the round-up: Haas team principal Guenther Steiner says he won’t make an “emotional” choice over the team’s driver line-up for the 2021 F1 season after Romain Grosjean scored his first point of the year at the Nurburgring.
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What they say
Steiner was asked whether Grosjean’s first points finish of the season in Germany will have a bearing on the team’s driver line-up choice for 2021:
I don’t think so. We cannot be this emotional that we can go from race to race and decide on and off. It needs to be, as I’ve always said, a decision for the long term, not for the short term, and don’t want to fall into that trap.
I stay very stable on that one. I want to evaluate what I’ve always said want to evaluate how can the team perform or how we think the team will perform based with which drivers in the next two, three, four years?
“‘I have never hidden the fact that it’s a big dream of mine to come try out an Indy car,’ said Antonio Felix da Costa, a native of Cascais, Portugal. ‘I am a big fan of how America, and IndyCar in particular, goes about the sport and have been a huge fan for many years. I have known Bobby for a few years. We always met at the BMW Christmas dinners and every year I kept saying ‘Come on, let me have a go’ and finally now I got the call to come meet the team and test.'”
“My main priority is to do those 300 kilometres,” he said. “I don’t want to crash or go off the track because the more mileage I do, the more I can understand the car, so I will take it easy. But I am confident that I can do it and I will drive the way I normally do.”
“At the end of the final day of the FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars shoot-out, 12 of the 20 participants have been selected to progress to the three-day Training Camp hosted at Circuit Paul Ricard 14-16 October.”
“The Motul Petit Le Mans is typically the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but this is anything but a typical year. Due to scheduling shifts necessitated by the global coronavirus pandemic, two events are still to come following this weekend’s race at Michelin Raceway.”