Team Talk - Sunday in Shanghai

Haas F1 Team

Kevin Magnussen (DEN), Haas F1 Team

Romain Grosjean
โ€œI was a bit worried, to be fair, before the start as our race pace hasnโ€™t been amazing all weekend. The carโ€™s amazing over one lap, but as soon as we go two laps on the tires, weโ€™re not there anymore. We need to understand exactly what happened. I think without the blue flags at the end weโ€™d have scored a point. Alex (Albon) did a great job defending well and not making any mistakes. Congratulations to him. Itโ€™s so annoying to give it all, push hard, and just not get the chance to score points.โ€

Kevin Magnussen
โ€œI didnโ€™t have the pace today, so we need to work on the race pace. Qualifyingโ€™s been good all year, so-far, we just need to sort out the race pace โ€“ itโ€™s the most important one to be good at. Thereโ€™s some work to do. I donโ€™t really understand it at the moment, we all need to understand it. Itโ€™s not easy. Itโ€™s frustrating that we see weโ€™ve got a good car, that can qualify well, then we canโ€™t convert that into race pace.โ€

Guenther Steiner, team principal
โ€œNot the race weโ€™d have hoped for. It seems that we had a very similar problem to what we had in Bahrain. It was dรฉjร  vu. So, we need to look into it, and work hard to get this issue sorted. We move on to the next one.โ€