F1 »

F1 Spanish GP: Steiner brushes off Gutierrez Haas outburst

Gunther Steiner says he won't hold a grudge against Esteban Gutierrez for his outburst towards the Haas during the Spanish Grand Prix.
Gunther Steiner says he can understand Esteban Gutierrez's frustrations following his outburst at the Haas F1 team over the weekend, insisting it is the product of his passion to succeed.

Returning to F1 this season with the new Haas team, former Sauber driver Gutierrez has endured a disappointing 2016 campaign thus far, with persistent technical issues underlining his failure to score in the opening five races.

With team-mate Romain Grosjean earning plaudits for his results by contrast, another problem during free practice for the Spanish Grand Prix would see Gutierrez take aim at the team for its failure to get on top of the issues, remarking 'the f*****g great job I'm doing on the inside is not really perceived by the outside'.

Despite the outburst, Steiner says he doesn't blame Gutierrez for his pointed criticism, which also included him saying 'the team has to get on top of this', insisting he doesn't hold a grudge towards him for it.

“It is emotion and I don't hold any grudges about that,” he said. “If it is standard thing I stop it, but sometimes it can happen. We are all passionate about it and it is the right way to be. But the guys in there, they work night and day, and it isn't easy.

“Never forget we weren't here two months ago: be calm, keeping working and we need to keep on improving, no point to panic. It is not like we are in a situation where we don't know what to do or we are stupid. We are learning to keep calm and to keep

“You know there are ways to say things but emotions come in play and that is good. We are all passionate about this otherwise we wouldn't do it.”

Gutierrez scored his best result of the season during the Spanish Grand Prix, finishing 11th, albeit after being passed late on by Daniil Kvyat to miss out on the points.
by Ollie Barstow



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
14.05.2016 - Free Practice 3, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
14.05.2016 - Free Practice 3, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams FW38
14.05.2016 - Qualifying, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C36
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren MCL32
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-17
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-17 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C36
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-17 and Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren MCL32
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C36
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR12
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas F1 Team VF-17
24.06.2017 - Free Practice 3, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10
24.06.2017 - Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Sauber C36

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.