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Posted on Sunday, May 8, 2016

Grosjean: Haas start better than expected

Romain Grosjean says Haas' start to life in Formula 1 is better than expected, as the sport prepares to return to Europe next weekend for the Spanish Grand Prix. Haas made its public debut during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya three months ago and the team returns to the venue having picked up 22 points across the opening four races. Those points, all scored by Grosjean, have left Haas fifth in the standings, ahead of more esteemed outfits such as McLaren and Renault. […]

Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2016

Grosjean confident of return to form in Russia

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 […]

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Grosjean labels China race 'horrific'

Romain Grosjean's uplifting start to the 2016 season came to an abrupt halt at the Chinese Grand Prix as the Haas driver slumped to 19th position. Grosjean made contact with Marcus Ericsson at the start and struggled for pace throughout the race as he equalled his worst race result in Formula 1. "It was a horrific race," he said. "The start was terrible when Ericsson turned into me and got my front wing. "From there we had the Safety Car and I thought, ‘OK, we […]

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2016

Grosjean, Gutierrez rue 'difficult day' for Haas

Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez were left to lament a 'difficult day' for Haas as both drivers encountered troubles at the Chinese Grand Prix. Grosjean was only 16th fastest in the second practice session while team-mate Gutierrez amassed just six laps across the three hours of running. A gearbox sensor problem halted Gutierrez in the morning session before his rear brakes caught fire in the afternoon, ending his day prematurely. "It was not an ideal day for the team. Esteban had a lot of problems. […]

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Grosjean labels Haas 'one of the best cars' he's driven

Romain Grosjean believes that the Haas VF-16 is one of the best cars he has driven in Formula 1, as he prepares for the second round of the campaign in Bahrain. Grosjean finished sixth on Haas' debut in Australia and believes that there is more potential waiting to be unlocked from the car. "I think a brand new team coming and showing that it’s possible to score points at the first venue, it was a very good thing," Grosjean said. "And for all my guys […]

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Grosjean says Haas points feel like a win

Romain Grosjean says sixth position for Haas on its Formula 1 debut feels like a victory, as the outfit secured the best result for a new team since Toyota in 2002. Grosjean started from 19th position in the VF-16 but made quiet progress before being aided by the red flag period, as he was able to change tyres in the pit lane. Grosjean emerged in ninth place on Medium tyres and was able to run to the end of the race, moving up to sixth […]

Posted on Saturday, March 5, 2016

Grosjean praises 'amazing' Haas recovery

Romain Grosjean hailed his Haas squad after it was able to fix the brake-by-wire problem which affected his VF-16 on Thursday. Having enjoyed a relatively smooth start to life in Formula 1 during the first group test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the second session proved to be more problematic for Haas. Esteban Gutierrez was restricted to only 24 laps across the opening two days of running due to a fuel system issue while Grosjean caused three red flags on Thursday, two due to an […]

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016

Haas confident of front wing fix

Formula 1 newcomers Haas will fly in a new front wing solution after Romain Grosjean suffered a failure on the first day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Grosjean completed Haas' first laps on Monday but caused the only red flag of the day when his front wing failed along the pit straight. The Frenchman was able to return to the circuit mid-afternoon and conduct short stints, to avoid stressing the front wing, and placed 10th with 31 laps completed. "We had a good […]

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2016

Haas placing early focus on reliability

Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez reckon that completing as much mileage as possible will be the priority for the new outfit during next week's first pre-season test in Spain. Grosjean will debut Haas' maiden Formula 1 car next Monday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, sharing driving duties with new team-mate Gutierrez across the four days of running. The pair believe that, with Haas starting from scratch, racking up the miles at the home of the Spanish Grand Prix will be vital. "The first […]

Posted on Sunday, February 14, 2016

Grosjean to give Haas track debut

Romain Grosjean will become the first driver to sample Haas' Formula 1 machinery, after the outfit confirmed its driver schedule for pre-season testing in Spain. Haas will unveil its maiden Formula 1 challenger in the pit lane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya prior to the start of testing on February 22. Grosjean will then complete Haas' first laps, before team-mate Esteban Gutierrez takes over for the second day of action. The pair will each receive a further day of running at the first test, with […]

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Grosjean finishes Lotus career with points

Romain Grosjean hailed an "emotional journey" after he ended his Lotus career with points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Grosjean finished the race in ninth place to bring down the curtain on a decade-long association with the Enstone operation prior to his switch to the new Haas F1 Team. "It’s been an emotional journey for me and I’m so happy to be able to reward everyone at Enstone with points in my final race for the team," he said, having moved forwards from 18th […]

Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Grosjean expecting emotional Lotus farewell

Romain Grosjean is expecting an emotional final race weekend at Lotus as he brings down the curtain on his 10-year association with the Enstone operation. Grosjean, who will switch to Haas next year, joined Renault's driver development programme prior to the 2006 season and became the outfit's test driver in 2008, graduating to a race seat mid-2009. Grosjean was not retained by the operation after Renault's exit but, having won the GP2 title, he returned to the team under its Lotus guise as a test […]