Guenther Steiner has shockingly left the Haas F1 team with immediate effect ahead of the 2024 season.
Ayao Komatsu has been promoted from director of engineering to team principal.
In a statement on Wednesday, team owner Gene Haas said: ‘I’d like to start by extending my thanks to Guenther Steiner for all his hard work over the past decade and I wish him well for the future.
‘Moving forward as an organisation it was clear we need to improve our on-track performances. In appointing Ayao Komatsu as team principal we fundamentally have engineering at the heart of our management.’
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