Haas F1 is still using the original power units in its two cars that were in them when the F1 season started despite Ferrari upgrading the power unit, team boss Guenther Steiner has revealed.
Ferrari spent three engine tokens to upgrade its power unit ahead of this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. The rules state that the latest version of any engine must be available to a customer team at any team, however Haas did not switch to the upgraded Ferrari engine for Russia.
When asked if his cars had been equipped with the power unit in Russia, Steiner said: “No, I haven’t really spoken to (Ferrari) yet but I think we get it when we change our engine for the first time, that’s when it normally comes in. We still are using the engine from the first three races so we are not having it here, no.”
Steiner expects Haas will switch to the new power unit for this month’s Spanish Grand Prix, or perhaps the Monaco Grand Prix.
“We don’t know yet. It’s either Spain or Monte Carlo, we don’t know exactly yet when we get it in,” he said.