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Steiner says no American driver is ready for F1 now

Gunther Steiner says Haas wants to place an American driver in one of its Formula 1 race seats, but does not feel there is anyone currently ready to step in. There have been suggestions that to boost F1's popularity in the United States, F1 needs to find a full-time race seat for an American driver. Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi completed a partial F1 campaign with Manor in 2015, becoming the first American to contest a grand prix since Scott Speed in 2007, before heading back to the States. Meanwhile, Steiner recently said IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden would struggle if dropped into F1 without prior exposure. American team Haas finished eighth in the constructors' championship in its...
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