Steiner now joins forces with former Haas driver: F1’s unexpected duo

Gunther Steiner, the former Haas team boss known for his straightforward manner and memorable one-liners, has made a surprising pivot in the Formula 1 world. After being let go from Haas during the offseason, Steiner hasn’t stepped away from the spotlight; instead, he’s stepping into it in a new role. The 58-year-old has taken up a position as an expert pundit for German broadcaster RTL, a move that might raise eyebrows given his past friction with the German media, particularly over his critique and subsequent dismissal of Mick Schumacher from Haas.

In a candid conversation with Sky Deutschland in Bahrain, Steiner offered some insight into his decisions. “People have to understand the situation I was in,” he explained, emphasizing that his actions were dictated by the team’s circumstances and Schumacher’s performance. “These are things that can be explained better when you’re no longer involved, when you can talk openly. But I never had a problem with Mick personally,” Steiner revealed, shedding light on the complexity of his previous role.

But Steiner’s career redirection doesn’t stop with RTL. He’s also joining the French Formula 1 broadcaster Canal Plus as an expert pundit, where he’ll work alongside Romain Grosjean, another former Haas driver. This new chapter for Steiner not only marks a significant transition from team management to media but also reunites him with a familiar face from his tenure at Haas, promising insightful and possibly revealing commentary on the sport he’s been a part of for so long.

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