Growing maturity to thank for Haas' good performance - Steiner

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Haas F1 Team boss Guenther Steiner believes that the US outfit's first ever double-points finish in Monaco last Sunday is the logical result of a team which is growing.

While Romain Grosjean consistently raced in the top-10 last weekend, team mate Kevin Magnussen had to hustle his way  into the points after suffering a puncture early on.

Haas has scored points in four of the last six races as it ramps up its consistency, and Steiner believes the good performance is a sign of even better things to come.

"Everybody executed. We never lost our cool. We always stayed on top of it," said the Austrian.

"We got unlucky, but then we got lucky again at the end, so we’re fine. We’re maturing.

"It takes time to mature and I think, now, we see some results. There will still be ups and downs, but we’re always making steps.

"Sometimes you don’t see them because we’re not in the points, so nobody realizes, but the team has not just made a magic step today. We’ve made improvements over the last six months."

Haas is immersed in F1's very tight mid-field battle. But while the team hones its ambitions and works to improve, Steiner won't let it get ahead of its reasonable expectations.

"You never give up, but it looks like Force India were in the right place at the right time a few times this year and always with two cars," he added.

"It could turn, and here it turned for them, they didn't score in Monaco and a few like this it will go pretty quick backwards.

"But they have a good margin so let's see. If I say we go for fifth it will be a bit greedy. If I can get sixth we will be happy."


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