Grosjean confident of return to form in Russia

By on Saturday, April 23, 2016
Haas F1 Team

Haas F1 Team

Romain Grosjean is confident that the layout of the Sochi Autodrom, home to next weekend's Russian Grand Prix, will help propel the Frenchman back up the grid after a difficult showing in China.

Grosjean scored points in Australia and Bahrain, finishing fifth at Sakhir, but was a lowly 19th in Shanghai after struggling throughout the weekend.

Grosjean reckons Haas will gain invaluable knowledge from its difficult showing and translate that into progress in Russia.

"It was a difficult weekend for us and certainly not the outcome we had wanted," he said.

"It still feels like it was a negative weekend, but in the near future, I’m sure we’ll see positives from it because it’s in the tough situations you learn the most.

"Hopefully, we can learn what happened. If anything was wrong with the car, what can we do better? What can we do differently?

"How do we react in a better way if we find ourselves in a similar situation? I think it’s one of those things you have to face as a new team, but I’m sure we’re going to react very well, as we have done so far every time.

"China is one of those tracks where it’s completely front limited. The front left tyre suffers the most from the circuit.

"Russia is a very different one. It’s going to be more in line with Bahrain, so that’s going to be great. I hope we get the car back to where we want it and the better the set-up, the easier it is to manage your tyres."

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