Former Red Bull technical operator Guenther Steiner offered reason not to race Toto Wolff or Christian Horner: “Push people off the road”

Guenther Steiner is one of the most legendary figures in the Formula One industry.  He has also gained popularity for his candid responses  in the Netflix documentary “Drive to Survive,” where he serves as the team boss for the Haas Formula One team.

Despite his fame in the series, Steiner’s ability extends beyond mere popularity. Recently, the Italian figure has disclosed surprising information that left Formula One enthusiasts in stunned silence.

Guenther Steiner revealed why he won’t race Wolff or Horner

Guenther Steiner has earned a reputation for his straightforward responses to interviewers’ questions, regardless of how controversial a situation is. Recently, the Italian revealed shocking information in an interview with the Athletic.

The team principal of Haas has confirmed that he is not extremely proud of his driving skills and disregarded them as useless,” as he answered one of the questions asked by the interviewer. Steiner has publicly admitted that he would not be able to surpass Christian Horner or Toto Wolff if he were ever put on the tracks amidst them.

He stated, “Toto’s quite a good race car driver because he drove in Formula Three. Christian (Horner) was a Formula Three driver. I, for sure, would not win because I’m useless so I will push people off the road.”

Steiner is not completely wrong in this scenario, as both Horner and Wolff were quite well-trained drivers back in the 1990s. The Red Bull team boss has himself won races in GT category races. On the other hand, Toto Wolff was not a spectacular driver, but he has also driven for multiple years in the Formula 3 categories.

Why did Guenther Steiner leave Red Bull?

Steiner has been entirely indulged in serving his current team, Haas F1 as the team principal. However, before his current position, the 58-year-old also worked with the most dominant force on the grid, Red Bull.

In February 2005, he was asked to join the prestigious team as a technical operator. The Italian had a huge responsibility of operating 350 people with a budget of $200 million. Surprisingly, in 2008, Steiner parted ways with Red Bull. When asked the reason behind such a huge decision, he replied, “I fell out with them. (Laughs) We didn’t fall out. We disagreed on how to go forward. I had a plan, and they disagreed so we parted company. Simple as this.”

If Steiner had stayed with Red Bull, would the team still be the most dominant force in the industry? Tell us in the comment section below.


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