Team Talk - Sunday in Spain

Haas F1 Team

XPB_810073_Grosjean

Romain Grosjean
"I had a very good start, a very good first lap. I managed to get into the top-10 and was fighting there. Then my front wing decided to go, for some reason. We came back to the pits, fitted a new nose, got some tires, but then the brakes went. The car wasnโ€™t having a good day. We really need to find out whatโ€™s going on because we reverted back on most of the setup, and weโ€™re still very much struggling with the balance. Testing this week is going to be very important for us."

Esteban Gutierrez
"It was a very tricky weekend for us, which started with a few problems in FP2 (Free Practice 2) on Friday. However, the team did a great job in recovering. In the race, I was doing my best from the beginning to the end. I think we could have done a bit better with the tires โ€“ maybe taken a bit of a longer stint with the softs as toward the end of the race I just ran out of tires. However, it was really enjoyable out there and I had some great battles throughout. Today wasnโ€™t straightforward for us to finish in the points, but weโ€™re finding more consistency in the car, which will give us more opportunity to go forward."

Guenther Steiner, team principal
"It was a very eventful race for us with both our drivers. We had a problem with the front wing for Romain. We changed it, obviously, but then we had to retire him as he had a brake issue. Esteban did a good job. I think in the end he ran out of tires. There was no grip anymore โ€“ theyโ€™d gone off the cliff. He fought the whole race. We got him to 11th โ€“ almost a point โ€“ but we just didnโ€™t get it. It shows we are there when we need to be there. All in all, it was our most difficult race and our most eventful race of the year. Itโ€™s part of the game. It doesnโ€™t always go perfectly."