Esteban Gutierrez says he has noticed an improvement from Haas in being able to get more out of its car at each race weekend.
Haas started the season with two top six finishes for Romain Grosjean, but struggled to put together a clean weekend for both cars. While points have been harder to come by since the second race - with Grosjean's eight place in Russia the only other score - Gutierrez believes the team is doing a better job of setting the car up each weekend.
“The more we know the car, the more comfortable and confident I feel," Gutierrez said. "Every time we go out, I know a better direction to follow with the setup.
“It’s been a challenging start to the season, but now we have some consistency and we can build a lot from that. I’ll keep pushing.
"And the team is doing a great job of learning more about the car, becoming more efficient in developing the car’s setup throughout the race weekend. We’re on track to achieve the results we want and earn as many points as possible.”
Looking ahead to this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, Gutierrez says the biggest test for Haas will be to get its tyres working having opted for ten sets of the ultrasoft compound.
“Montreal is a pretty low downforce track. It’s very smooth and there are many, many long straights. It’s usually a challenge to make the tyres work, and I think that’s going to be the key point of the whole weekend.”