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Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016

Poor debut for Haas on home soil

Haas did not enjoy a positive debut on home soil after experiencing a series of issues on Friday with the main one being the rear brake drum’s winglets falling off the car. The team says the loads are very high in Austin and this might have caused the problems, but hopes to fix it before heading into the last practice session. Romain Grosjean’s best time in FP1 was a lap of 1:40.826 which put him 14th overall, while Esteban Gutiérrez slotted just behind his team mate. […]

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

2016 United States GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Romain Grosjean (Haas), Kevin Magnussen (Renault), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Nico, let’s begin with you: congratulations on your first works drive in Formula One, with Renault for next season. Tell us, why is this the right move for you now and what was the clincher that made you decide to take it? Nico Hulkenberg: Yeah, I believe that it’s the right step in my career at this point. I feel I have come a […]

Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2016

Haas frustrated over pointless race

Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez did not bring any point to their team after finished 11th and 20th, respectively in the Japanese GP at Suzuka. Haas drivers had to start the race on the same set of soft tires they used in Q3 and bet on a two-stop strategy to score good results. Grosjean started the race from seventh and Gutiérrez rolled off in 10th, with the first being pushed wide at the start by Nico Hulkenberg, which dropped him to ninth. Gutiérrez held his […]

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016

Haas is yet to show full potential

Haas’s team principal warns we are yet to see the full potential of their VF-16s despite their difficult weekend at the previous round in Singapore. Guenther Steiner explains the team has put that experience behind and is now focus on the next opportunity that comes with this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. “We analyze what we’ve done and find out what went wrong and try to put measures in place so it doesn’t happen again. On the morale side, I think the guys were a little bit […]

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016

Grosjean disappointed by 'worst Friday'

A mechanical issue in the first practice session and a crash during the second one left Romain Grosjean with only 12 laps completed in today’s preparation for the Singapore Grand Prix. Grosjean’s desire for a strong start to the race weekend was squashed almost immediately when in the first practice sessions his car developed problems on its installation lap. The technical issues led to a 25-minute stint in the garage, and when trouble continued on a second installation lap, the team decided to end his run […]

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 Belgian GP - Thursday Press Conference

Transcript of the Thursday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix DRIVERS – Esteban OCON (Manor), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas), Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Esteban, if we could start with you: many congratulations on your grand prix debut. Just describe your emotions now: how excited are you and indeed how surprised are you to be racing this weekend? Esteban OCON: Yeah, thank you, first of all. No, it’s […]

Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2016

Grosjean enjoys Spa’s challenges

Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean is keen to return to Spa-Francorchamps, a circuit that has historically been one of the drivers’ favorite locations to race. The multitude of changes in weather conditions usually turns the Belgian Grand Prix in an unpredictable event. Spa has high-speed straights and corners combined with a tight and twisting section, where the car relies on a good set up so it can tackle all the different aspects of the track. “It’s just a great track. There are very high-speed corners […]

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Power outage scuppers Haas' prospects

Haas team boss Guenther Steiner labelled the British Grand Prix as the toughest day of the year for the team as a power outage and reliability woes impacted on its race. Haas held hopes of challenging for the points but Romain Grosjean pulled to the side of the circuit while Esteban Gutierrez struggled to 16th place. "For sure, it’s been our toughest day since we started this adventure," said Steiner. "There were a few issues today. When we double stopped, we had a problem with […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Grosjean encouraged by return to points

Romain Grosjean says his Austrian Grand Prix was "stressful" at points but was pleased to return Haas to the top 10 positions. Grosjean began 2016 with three points finishes from four Grands Prix but had not added to his tally since, until he collected seventh place at the Red Bull Ring. Grosjean's points strengthened eighth place in the Constructors' championship for Haas, four points behind rivals McLaren. "It was a pretty good race," he said. "The first lap was not great. I was pushed out […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Grosjean hopes warmer weather suits Haas

Romain Grosjean is hopeful that warmer weather across the upcoming sequence of Formula 1 events will boost Haas, after recent struggles in getting tyres into the right operation range. Grosjean scored points in three of the first four Grands Prix but has not added to his tally since, believing that cool conditions hurt Haas' ability to get the maximum out of its VF-16. Grosjean was on course to challenge for points at a warm European Grand Prix until he required an unscheduled extra pit stop, […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Haas not far from points - Grosjean

Romain Grosjean insists Haas was close to scoring points at the Canadian Grand Prix, despite a low-key showing by the nascent squad. Grosjean sustained front wing damage on the opening lap but continued onwards, before he was ultimately forced to make an addition stop for repairs, which demoted him to 14th place. Team-mate Esteban Gutierrez, who was unwell throughout the weekend, classified in 13th position. "We’re not far from the points," said Grosjean. "I was up to P11 or so, trying to fight hard and […]

Posted on Saturday, June 11, 2016

Grosjean rues ongoing lack of grip woes

Romain Grosjean says ongoing problems in getting grip from the tyres is compromising Haas' one-lap pace, as both he and team-mate Esteban Gutierrez were knocked out of Q2 in Canada. Grosjean was 15th fastest in the second session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, with Gutierrez 14th, though both will move up one position due to Daniil Kvyat's penalty. Grosjean scored 18 points across the opening two races but Haas has slipped back through the midfield in recent races, and the Frenchman has pinpointed the tyres […]