November 28, 2019 | News | No Comments
Romain Grosjean believes the Haas VF-16 is “one of the best” F1 cars he has ever driven.
Having dropped out in Q1, Haas had a competitive race in Melbourne and Grosjean took advantage of an impressive one-stop strategy to finish sixth. Wet weather during Friday practice and a collision with Rio Haryanto on Saturday morning had limited Grosjeans’ practice running, and the Frenchman says the final result is proof of how good the car is.
“It was good for Formula One,” Grosjean said. “It was good for the team. 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.
“And for all my guys and everyone that has been working so hard in the last two months, it was just a good morale boost and a confirmation that the car we are driving is probably one of the best I’ve ever driven.”
Citing the disjointed nature of practice in Australia, Grosjean reiterates there is plenty more to come from Haas this season.
“I think there is a lot we need to learn, there are a lot of things we could do better. We didn’t have any practice in Australia because of the rain and then the crash in the pit lane in FP3, so you know we put the car on track with barely any set-up work and guess where we should be.
“I’m sure that whenever we get more running, more time in the car, there is more potential to be coming. I’m not saying we’re going to be in the top five here this weekend, I’m just saying that it’s the beginning for the team. But generally I think we will have up and downs, but the potential is big.”
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