Sixth in Australia, fifth in Bahrain. The debut of the team Haas F1 can’t be more positive and a large part of the blame for this success is Romain Grosjean. The French rider is taking advantage of the great performance of the Haas VF-16 in these first times of the year to get very positive results, showing a great intelligence in their decisions. If in Albert Park your result was marked by the Safety Car in Bahrain his fifth position has been, by its own merits. On the opposite side of the coin, Esteban Gutierrez added his second abandonment in a row after failing to pass the ninth lap.
To the end of the race, Romain Grosjean showed part of his enthusiasm for the radio: “Amazing guys, this is the american dream. What a great job all I want”. A breakthrough of its subsequent words to the press: “it Was an amazing race in which I struggled with Williams, Red Bull and Toro Rosso. We had no problem, I was able to drive the car the way that I needed in each moment, and that led us to do an aggressive strategy riding the tires superblandas in almost all the time. It is clear that there are things to improve, but the debut of Haas is a dream“.
In this line, the frenchman explained: “I Am very happy with the car, I have great confidence in the braking and that allows me to attack. Everything works perfectly and that allows me to express my potential in the car”. To conclude, Romain Grosjean appealed to prudence, somewhat difficult following the sixth and fifth position scored in this start of the season: “there Is still more work to do, but it is inevitable to think that it has been a crazy start. It has all been fantastic. Now we have to keep our feet on the ground“.
While Romain Grosjean seems to smile the life at Haas F1, the first two races of Esteban Gutierrez, with the american team have been anything but positive. In Australia he was involved in the accident of Fernando Alonso and in Bahrain has turned to leave. Gutierrez got out of his car on the ninth lap in Sakhir, with problems in the suspension. In spite of this, Stephen did not want to pronounce on the matter: “We need to investigate that has happened, because we are not sure what that step. it Had been a good start to the race, we were going well. It was something mechanical in the part of the suspension”.