Brazilian GP: Grosjean, seventh, equal his best ranking on the grill

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Romain Grosjean. Photo: Haas F1

Best, impossible. Romain Grosjean will start in fourth row of the grid the Brazilian Grand Prix, having achieved the seventh best time. Or what is the same, the first behind the big three (Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull). The French equals the best result in classification of the stable Haas, that already got in the last Grand Prix of Japan.

After passing loosely Q1, Romain agreed to the final stage with the ninth fastest time of Q2 is very igualada, in which only two-tenths separated the seventh, Fernando Alonso, of the thirteenth, Felipe Massa. Already in Q3, the frenchman played a single attempt. Was a perfect lap with Grosjean not only overtook Alonso, but also the Force India of Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez. Unexpectedly, as acknowledged later.

it Is good to be back in Q3 after two races being eliminated in Q1 and having a tough time. We have been testing new brakes, and focused on making them work. From the beginning, the sensations have been good and the lower temperature of the track has helped us a lot, although it is true that I was not expecting to get into Q3. However and in general, when we get the things functions are quite fast, which is a stimulus.

, Esteban Gutierrez will take the output from the twelfth position, sandwiched between the Williams of Bottas and Massa. The mexican, who recently learned that he will not continue next season at Haas, it was just 71 thousandths of an access to the Q3, but does not rule out a result in the points.

Has been a session very disputed, with lap times very even. We were out of Q3 by a little bit, but it is great to have reclaimed our best performance after two races in which we have suffered and for the race we can be optimistic. My goal is to score, we know what we need to do and that’s what I’m going to focus.