Nico Hulkenberg has delivered a frank assessment of Haas current car packages, stating “both of them aren’t good enough.”
Despite introducing a significant upgrade, Haas has not seen any improvement in their performance at the United States Grand Prix. They currently sit at the bottom of the constructors’ championship, trailing Alfa Romeo by four points. As a result, Hulkenberg will be switching back to the old specification of the car, while Magnussen will continue with the new parts in Las Vegas. Hulkenberg explained that although the new package had some small benefits, it did not provide the step forward they were hoping for, and he felt more comfortable and confident with the old package. This is not the first time Haas has had to revert back to an older car, as they did the same in 2019 with Grosjean, resulting in an immediate improvement in results. Hulkenberg acknowledges that they need to do a better job and find performance elsewhere.