Grosjean shrugs off front wing failure

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Romain Grosjean expects Haas to be able to run in the afternoon session after downplaying a front wing failure.

With 13 laps on the board on the new team's first morning of pre-season testing, Grosjean suffered a front wing failure on the pit straight which left debris on the track and caused the first red flag of the day. Speaking during the lunch break at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Grosjean said he is unconcerned by the failure.

"I think they have maybe got a first clue but still investigating to make sure that doesn’t happen again," Grosjean said. "We’ve seen it with another team a few years ago but it’s nothing too bad.

"It may delay the day a little bit but hopefully we can go out this afternoon and do more mileage for the car, which is important."

While joking that the incident passed off "quite smoothly", Grosjean was encouraged by the start to testing Haas has made.

"It was pretty good. We had a bit of a delayed start today but then we went out on track and could do a few laps. We had a small front wing failure before the lunch break and I’m sure it will all be sorted earlier rather than later, so that’s good. The feeling in the car is good, so that’s very important for the guys to see what the driver was thinking.

"The car is feeling nice, it’s feeling good, so that’s very important. There’s a lot of work we need to achieve but so far I am pleased with what we did this morning."

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