BANBURY, England – While it’s looking less and less likely the Haas F1 will make the next pre-season test due to logistical issues, team principal Guenther Steiner told team owner Gene Haas in a private meeting, maybe that’s not a bad thing. “Look, we know where the car is at compared to our rivals,” said Steiner, “But, if we just keep our cars ‘lost’ on a boat, nobody will see our true performance and we can just attack for 2023.”

A blessing in disguise,” replied Haas.