Haas boss Guenther Steiner has downplayed Romain Grosjean’s doubts over the future of the American Formula 1 team, remaining confident that it will still be in action in 2021.
On Thursday when asked about his future, Grosjean said that the “elephant in the room” was the uncertainty over the team’s future plans.
No teams have yet signed the new Concorde Agreement, so owner Gene Haas still has the option to close his operation down and walk away without penalty.
During the opening practice session, Steiner made it clear that he was not happy with Grosjean’s comments, suggesting that his driver’s future was in question, not the team’s.
“I think his answer was the wrong answer,” Steiner told Sky F1. “Because he was asked what he is doing, and he spoke for the team.
“I think the elephant is in his room, not in our room.
“We know what we want