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F1 News: Guenther Steiner’s Candid Reflection on His Formula One Future: A Balanced Approach

In a revealing interview with Autosport, former Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner discussed his future career plans, emphasizing a calm and selective approach to potential opportunities in Formula One. Steiner, known for his straightforward style, has indicated a possible short-term involvement in F1 media, while maintaining a preference for team principal roles that align with his interests and enjoyment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Selectivity in Career Moves: Guenther Steiner stresses the importance of being selective about his future endeavors. With a successful background in business, notably with Fibreworks Composites, he has the financial stability to choose roles that genuinely interest him, rather than out of necessity.
  • Team Principal Role Preference: While Steiner is open to a return to Formula 1, he prefers a team principal position, stating he is not actively seeking opportunities but will consider roles that he truly enjoys.
  • Focus on Personal Fulfillment: Steiner plans to take his time in deciding his next steps, ensuring they not only align with his professional interests but also provide personal satisfaction. He emphasizes the importance of enjoying his work and not just staying in F1 for the sake of it.

Former Haas team principal Guenther Steiner, in a candid conversation with Autosport, shared insights about his approach to future career decisions after his recent departure from the Haas F1 team. Known for his pragmatic and direct manner, Steiner’s comments reflect a thoughtful and balanced view on his professional journey.

Steiner’s remarks were introspective and grounded:

“I just say, ‘just stay calm please’.”

Addressing the speculations about his shift to F1 media, Steiner expressed an open but cautious stance:

“If something comes along I like it, I do it. If not [I won’t]. In my life, always if I didn’t like to do something, I didn’t do it.”

The financial security provided by his business venture, Fibreworks Composites, gives Steiner the freedom to be choosy about his future roles. His preference leans towards a team principal position, yet he remains uncommitted to actively seeking such opportunities. He elaborated:

“So, I don’t know what is out there. But I’m not like phoning people up for a team principal job or something. Obviously, I don’t want to do anything else than a team principal job. If you’ve done it once…

“But it’s like, I’m ok [financially, thanks to the success of Steiner’s Fibreworks Composites business]. If something comes along which interests me, if people want me to do something, I do it.

“If I think it’s not interesting or it doesn’t satisfy me or I don’t enjoy it, I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to do it just to stay around. I think there is enough of things for me to stay around in Formula 1 – people will ask me to do things. But I can wait. I’ve already got approached for things.

“But I want to take a step back [first]. Not even step back. I just want to breathe fresh air. And then decide what I’m gonna do for my future. And I’m not 38 anymore. So, it’s like, if I do something, I want to enjoy it. Obviously, I [want] to do something people enjoy as well. Not just, ‘I want to be in F1 to be in F1’. That’s not my mission in life.”

Steiner’s perspective offers a unique glimpse into the mindset of a seasoned F1 professional at a crossroads, highlighting the importance of personal fulfillment and selective career choices in the high-stakes world of Formula One.

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