The team Haas has experienced a rebound in performance in the last few weeks after the downturn of spring, and in the Grand Prix of Germany the two riders have enjoyed a good pace compared to their rivals, despite the fact that the race has not been sufficiently conducive to the summing point.
The mexican Esteban Gutierrez was the spearhead of the team in this race. Starting from the eleventh position, fought constantly for the points despite a bad start, and managed to finish in the same place you began, overtaking the McLaren of Fernando Alonso in the last few laps.
The mexican driver did not get his long-awaited first point of the season, but declared to be happy with the race and hoped to get the elusive top 10 after the holidays:
“Patiné much on the exit and I passed several cars. we Made it a risky strategy to be the only ones with the soft tyre, so we expected to suffer in the first batch. From there, I began to endure as much as I could, and then I started a comeback in the second stint. I went to stop all the way, trying to recover as much as I could, trying to conserve gas”.
“we’re Not satisfied where we finished, we have not gotten the points that prentendíamos. Now we head to the summer break, that will be good for the team. We’ll reload batteries and come back stronger, fighting for points at Spa”.
Romain Grosjean had a most difficult day since the beginning, he played to start from the twentieth position after replacing his gearbox. Was the pilot more positions recovered in the race, by signing some of the battles more interesting at the lower area of the grill, and ended the day in thirteenth place.
The frenchman believes that even having a chance of scoring, but that a brake problem caused him to lose too much ground:
“I Think we had a good pace, but the stint intermediate behind the Renault did that my brakes are sobrecalentasen much, and we lost them completely for a few laps. That left us with the foot changed. I could not overtake, and has cost us a chance of scoring“.
“We have to understand it, but in general the car has behaved. I’m more happy than yesterday, in general has been a good first half of the season. I Want to be able to trace and score points regularly in the top 10. There are a few things that we have to unlock. The car has potential, we just have to put it all together”.