Mick Schumacher will be part of Kevin Magnussen in working the up to date Haas on the Belgian Grand Prix after the group noticed encouraging information from the brand new elements.
Haas launched its first main improve in Hungary earlier than the summer time break, with Magnussen the one driver to run it on the time.
Though the Dane completed behind Schumacher, he was 0.4s faster in qualifying and Haas group principal Guenther Steiner says essentially the most pleasing features got here with the replace delivering the anticipated efficiency.
“We might see that the on-car numbers have been correlating to the wind tunnel numbers, which is all the time a very good signal, and now we have now to get one of the best out of it in lap time,” Steiner mentioned. “Earlier than the shutdown, the group seemed on the information carefully and can do extra now they’re again from the break however in the meanwhile it appears to be like good and hopefully we are able to higher our lap time.
“Sure, each automobiles may have the improve bundle. We had one equipment prepared earlier than the shutdown so we mentioned we’ll put it on one automobile to gather some information so once we’re again, we have now that information and now we are able to already work on the set-up, getting out in Spa straightaway.”
Whereas Schumacher can even get to run the brand new elements there was some hypothesis relating to his future as Haas will run fellow Ferrari driver Antonio Giovinazzi in two FP1s this yr that don’t depend in direction of the group’s rookie allocation. Nonetheless, Steiner says that’s only a request from the Italian group to supply some expertise of 2022 equipment to its reserve driver.
“Antonio is the reserve driver of Ferrari they usually requested us if he might be within the automobile simply to refresh him. When he will get within the automobile, he may have completed his Method E season so there are not any distractions for him anymore and I feel he’ll attend all of the races for Ferrari as reserve driver.
“Figuring out our relationship with Ferrari, we’re more than pleased to do that. They’re a giant assist in what we’re doing, and I feel it’s a very good alternative for Antonio to place him again within the highlight, going out in FP1.
“He’s been out of Method 1 for a yr now, working in Method E, so let’s see what he can do in FP1 so no less than he can get accustomed once more to the most recent specification Method 1 automobile.”