Haas team principal Guenther Steiner has written a book giving his personal perspective on the Formula 1 team’s 2022 season.
Entitled ‘To survive to drive’ – a not-so-subtle reference to the Netflix F1 documentary in which Steiner is one of the central subjects – the book presents Steiner’s first-hand account of the team’s recent championship campaign.
After sacrificing the development of their 2021 car, the team 2022 challenge to F1’s revolutionary new rules, Haas’ pre-season preparations were thrown into chaos by the Russian military invasion of Ukraine in February. The outbreak of the war led to sanctions against Russian businesses in the United States, European Union, United Kingdom and elsewhere, causing Haas to cut ties with title sponsor Urakali and driver Nikita Mazeppe.
Mazepin was replaced by former driver Kevin Magnussen and the team scored points in Bahrain during the season, eventually finishing eighth in the Constructors’ Championship. Magnussen delivered a shock pole position for the sprint race at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The team continued to revamp its driver line-up at the end of the season, dropping Mick Schumacher in favor of veteran Nico Hulkenberg returning for 2023.
“I don’t think I could have picked a more active year in terms of documenting some of the many things a team principal has to go through in Formula 1,” Steiner said.
“I’ve never looked into keeping a diary before and looking forward to it, it’s been fun revisiting this book and reflecting on the many highs and lows we’ve experienced at Haas this year.
“I hope people will enjoy this insight into the 2022 season and come along for the ride in 2023 as we look to build on this year’s successes.”
The book, to be published by Penguin on April 20, 2023, runs to 304 pages and is available in hardback, digital and audiobook form.
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