scuderiafan wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:30 pm
I was really disappointed w/ Mazepin's performance after his spins in qualifying and the race but after hearing onboard video and comms between the team and him, it's obvious the car is just terrible. The brakes are still as bad as they were in 2019 and the car balance seems lost. I hope 2022 is a return to form from Haas and we can see them in the "midfield" next year. I want to see another Haas P5!!
True, he complained about balance since FP2. Many of the youtube compilations conveniently leave out the radio comms - ofcourse trying to sell a narrative about a rookie driver so that the internet hivemind can work it's magic again.
But on a positive note, Steiner did say they have small updates coming for Imola, then they'll fully focus on 2022. If those small updates it can at least close the gap to Williams a bit then it will not be so painful this season. They were hit hardest by the regulation changes and with their lack of development, it's just so tough. However, it is the perfect season for the two 22-yr old rookie drivers to learn about F1 the hard and slow way by driving a relatively difficult & underdeveloped car. The season will present lots of adversity and lots of character-building opportunities. Hopefully, the pastures will be greener in 2022 and onwards to really compensate for this slow year.