MARCH 3, 2024

Sacked Steiner lands a second new F1 job

Gunther Steiner has added another new Formula 1 job to his ledger for 2024.

Gunther Steiner, United States GP 2023
© Haas F1 Team / LAT

Sacked as Haas' team boss over the winter, the popular and charismatic 58-year-old accepted an alternative job in the paddock as an expert pundit for German broadcaster RTL.

That is despite having had a difficult relationship with German media, especially the pay-channel Sky, since heavily criticising and then ousting Mick Schumacher from Haas.

People have to understand the situation I was in, Steiner told Sky Deutschland in Bahrain. These are things that can be explained better when you're no longer involved, when you can talk openly. But I never had a problem with Mick personally.

He explained that he simply had to act, in light of Schumacher's performance struggles.

Those were the circumstances, where we were as a team, the performance, and what happened. But I have no fear of talking to anyone, Steiner insisted.

As for Steiner's next new job? It's a similar role to his new work with RTL - an expert pundit for the French Formula 1 broadcaster Canal Plus, joining fellow pundit and former Haas driver Romain Grosjean.