Haas F1 has become to smile in a Spa after a series of classifications complicated. However, the american team has achieved a positive result in Belgium after placing its two cars in Q2 so loose and rub on even the classification of the Q3, with Romain Grosjean as master of ceremonies. Finally, Grosjean will start in eleventh, while Esteban Gutierrez will leave the eighteenth after suffering a penalty of five positions for rolling slow in FP3 and cause a dangerous situation, with Pascal Wehrlein nothing more to crown Eau Rouge and it almost cost an accident to the pilot of Manor.
Romain Grosjean has tried to evaluate above all the work done by the team not only during this weekend, but during the dates prior to the summer break and so what has passed in the playpen with the press: “The car was good in qualifying. We took a good step forward before the summer vacation and now I am more pleased with the performance of the car. There are still some things we can improve, but it’s usually is not a bad place to be after the classification“.
The eleventh position gives the advantage to Romain Grosjean to be able to start the race with the tire that decides and try to impose their strategy to the pilots, which is right in front, that should start the test with tyre used: “For the race, I don’t think that we have the pace to be able to compete with some of the other teams. Despite this and with luck, we can have a good strategy, an aggressive plan and try to make it work throughout the race to get some points“.
Esteban Gutierrez nearly calcó the time of its companion box much
in Q1 as in Q2, although the end result is much more
discreet fruit of his punishment. Despite this, the mexican wanted
assess the work done: “Was a great team effort.
We have been struggling with the set-up of the car, but we managed
to find the best balance. In qualifying I felt we had
taken a step forward after living the high temperatures on track to
despite the fact that the tires we are making things complicated”.
the time controversial of the day, Esteban Gutierrez has wanted to subtract
iron your penalty for obstructing Pascal Wehrlein: “During the FP3
we had a run-in that cost us a penalty of five
positions, which obviously is very painful for our
aspirations. In spite of this we’re going to try to stop the event aside.
I’m going to start the race with the aim of giving all that I have to
to recover the positions lost and I’m going to try and fight by the way
to enter the top ten“.