Grosjean takes bite out of the good rhythm of Haas at the Red Bull Ring


The team Haas has finished the qualifying session today with a sweet-sour taste. While Romain Grosjean got to be the first of the rest behind the Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull, the Danish could not play more than the first batch due to a problem in the suspension.

“We have been fast all weekend,” said Grosjean. “we Found something in performance between Q1 and Q2, the mechanical grip was good and I think we only lost something in the electrical part at the end. I hope that is nothing serious, the race is long”.

The complaints of the French rider on board of the VF-17 are all a classic at this stage of the season, but on this occasion, the story just way different than usual. #8 will start from the sixth position in the race despite rank seventh, all thanks to the penalty that you will receive Lewis Hamilton in the Grand Prix of Austria.

“it’s Going to be difficult for the brakes, the engine and physically. This is the second time this year, next to Melbourne, where it seems that the tires work well. So I can have fun and push it to the limit with the car”, commented to the media nothing more to get out of the car. It seems that when the pilot Haas is comfortable in the car, things are going well for the team and may be fighting for the points regularly next to Toro Rosso or Force India.


Magnussen could not do nothing after an incident with the suspension that left him out of the game.

Kevin Magnussen, on the contrary, could not take part in Q2. mechanical failure a stranger to its responsibility left him no options of trying to get a result similar to that of his team-mate, in a weekend that painted positive for americans.

“it Is really frustrating not to be able to finish the sorting by a breakage of the suspension”, admitted Magnussen. “we Had good pace and we were in the top ten. To be able to solve the problems in the day today, you could fight against Sainz, Alonso and Hülkenberg for to enter among the first ten, in an attempt to reduce the twelve points that separate them from those of Faenza in the classification.