Cape Town - Haas have revealed that they have made personnel changes to
its pit crew in a bid to boost confidence after their disastrous double DNF in
Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were running P4 and P5
respectively at Albert Park before both were forced to retire due to new tyres
not being fitted properly due their pit-stops.
And while Haas said nobody would be fired for the incidents,
they have reshuffled the team ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend according
to team boss Guenther Steiner.
“We swapped a few positions, and the main reason is not
because they did the mistake, but getting their confidence back," Steiner
told reporters in Bahrain.
“If you keep on doing the same and the guys are not
confident, the risk that you have a mistake again is high, so we swapped
“You pair different people and give them different jobs,
because you need so many people anyway, and that is what we did for this race,
and that is what we are doing since yesterday practicing.”
Haas have also added a new fail-safe system where one team
member is in direct communication with the drivers so that they can be wheeled
back into the pits should a problem arise.
“We put an additional person in, so that if it isn’t caught
we can stop the car, push it back and put it right,” Steiner said.