Guenther Steiner says Haas can keep up its impressive start to life as an F1 team by becoming a regular fixture in the top ten this season.
Haas' fairytale start continued in Bahrain, where Romain Grosjean finished fifth, one better than his result on the team's debut race in Australia. Though there was an element of fortune in Australia, the Bahrain result came at a more traditional race track, suggesting a genuine level of performance for the American team.
Steiner says the team is not getting carried away by Grosjean's first two scores but knows where it wants to be fighting for the rest of the year.
"Fifth is a little too much to ask for but I think we want to try now to get points at every race, that's the objective," Steiner said. "Whether we reach it or not, I don't know. But for sure, we know the car well enough what it can do given the pace over two races.
"I think it is possible to make points. We've only had one car finishing the race so far, so if you have two the chances are doubled. We want to try to get points every time. But always targeting fifth would be getting a little bit greedy and we don't want to be that."
Haas is already fifth in the constructors' championship and Steiner thinks that is down to the team avoiding the lure of opting for a 'pay driver' backed by big sponsorship and signing someone as highly rated as Grosjean.
"He's already paid for himself! We always wanted a known quantity. If we would have someone else like a pay driver, we might not be where we are and we would question ourselves, is the material and the car good enough? Because he pulled it off we know now where we are. For sure that's what we wanted to achieve with getting a driver of his calibre and we achieved it with him, he's doing a fantastic job for us."