The few developments that has presented the VF-18 in the Grand Prix of Spain did not have a drop in performance for the u.s. team grill in comparison with their rivals. Despite the innovative front wing of McLaren or modifications of Renault, Haas has managed to stay ahead of their competitors in an event so important, by showing the good pace they showed on this circuit in pre-season.
“it Was a classification, really good,”, said Kevin Magnussen after staying for just behind the three top teams. “The seventh position for us is as a ‘pole position’, is the best we can expect if you do not fail the Ferrari, the Mercedes or the Red Bull”.
The Danish beat Fernando Alonso by just 45 thousandths, while the gap with respect to Daniel Ricciardo, in the sixth position, was more than eight-tenths, showing the gap between the middle area of the grill and the top. “I’m looking forward to tomorrow. It will be a battle very tight, but I think our car is strong and we can be happy with where we are at this time. we Need to keep the level, to continue with the development and introducing innovations in the car”, concluded Magnussen.
The continuous complaints of Grosjean throughout the season did not cease in the classification.
His team-mate could not get close to the rate offered by the first of the Haas, although it was the tried the new Halo with up to three profiles, while Magnussen remained the usual with the generators of vortexes, and go out among the first ten, but from the last square as possible.
“it Was a classification good enough for the team, with both cars in the ‘top ten’”, told Romain Grosjean. The French pilot tested the gravel from the Circuit on several occasions between Friday and Saturday, and in race they will try to recover the points lost in Australia by two faults in the pit. “Obviously the Q3 could have been better, I’m not really happy to start the tenth, but in general we are in a good position for the race, and I’m happy for the team”.