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The Haas boss puts his hands behind his head, then leans back in his chair to think, as he’s tasked by Oleg Karpov to describe his new German driver using three adjectives. “Focused,” he says, returning to his initial sitting position, before adding: “Hard worker. It’s not an adjective, but I can use that, huh?”
Gunther Steiner takes another pause, an even longer one, as that last adjective has to be spot-on. He looks to the side, then turns back and says confidently: “Smart.”
Yep, that fits. Here’s a fun fact – the evening after his first Formula 1 qualifying in Bahrain, between the media interviews and engineering debriefings, Mick Schumacher occupied himself with an activity many smart people enjoy: playing chess.
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