F1: Steiner reiterates that Haas committed to F1

Michael Andretti would like to buy the Haas F1 team, but Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner says owner Gene Haas has “no intention” of selling the outfit.

Speaking exclusively on the RacingNews365.com podcast to host Michael Butterworth and Editorial Director Dieter Rencken, Steiner dismissed claims that Gene Haas could sell up.

“There was a lot of rumors from a lot of people, that Haas is for sale, that Haas is bankrupt. There was never an issue of being bankrupt,” he explained.

“In 2020, Gene wanted to see what the new [2022] regulations [would] bring – mainly the financial regulations with the budget cap and the new money distribution.

“Once that was sorted, he was committed, and he is committed to the team.

“A lot of people want to buy into an F1 team, so there wouldn’t be a lack of interest to take it over [if Gene Haas did sell].

“But Gene has no interest in selling at the moment. He wants to stick with the team.”