Team Talk - Sunday in Austin

Haas F1 Team

Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Haas VF-19.

Romain Grosjean
"It was tricky today. We knew going into the race that it was always going to be a little bit complicated. Unfortunately we didn't have any top speed, so at the beginning of the race I couldn't really pass any of the guys. Plan A was mediums then softs, so we tried to stay long on the mediums. Unfortunately they just died when everyone pitted, everyone was passing me, I lost an awful lot of lap time there. Then we went onto the hards and they were actually pretty good. I was happy with the balance and my lap times. We were just too far at the back with no chance to fight."

Kevin Magnussen
"I had a brake issue at the end there. It was a tough day at the office. We weren't fast enough today, just lacking grip and pace. We have some problems, that's pretty clear, but I tried to do my best anyway. I got as high as ninth on those first laps – it was good fun, but then it was just so clear that we didn't have the pace and we started to drop down the order. The race then ended with the brake failure."

Guenther Steiner, team principal
"Obviously, it's a disappointing result, but it didn't come unexpected. We know where we are at the moment, and it's not where we want to be. We start the race then we just begin to go backwards, we just haven't got enough performance in the car. Kevin (Magnussen) retired with two laps to go, we think it was something with the brake system. We need to investigate but we haven't had the car back yet. There are two more races to go and we just need to keep our heads up. We'll hopefully try and get a little bit out of it."