Grosjean: “we Did the ideal strategy to be round”


Face and cruz for the team Haas F1 in the GP of Bahrain.
Although the VF-17 came back to show that it is a single-seater competitive and that is
ready to be among the top ten, only one of their drivers got this
Romain Grosjean managed to cross the finish line in eighth position after
correct with the strategy and with several overtaking of merit positions lost by the Safety Car. For its part,
Kevin Magnussen had to leave by a loss of power sudden
in the Ferrari engine of his car. The dane was fighting to get into the points.

Romain Grosjean has had a career of less than. The
French, who has not had much fortune with the time of departure of the Safety Car,
has had to deal with the traffic for a good part of the race. The
battle with the Renault and the Force India was very intense for Grosjean:
Has been a very good race. I made a decent start and my first batch
it was pretty good, but it was tough to stay behind the Renault.
Then we had bad luck with the safety car, because we had stopped

In this aspect, Romain Grosjean has had to deal with
rivals on the track, which a priori had no rhythm
, but they have been seen
benefit from the Safety Car after the accident to Stroll and Sainz:
I Saw
Perez get out of the pit and didn’t understand how he could be ahead of me
when I was
10 seconds behind. He won a lot of time with the Safety Car and that I
it cost a square. In the resalida I struggled against his top-end speed. At the end,
did the ideal strategy to be the second round. Push in the turns
appropriate and made several overtaking manoeuvres. It is good to be in
the area of points”.


Less lucky has been the GP of Bahrain for Kevin Magnussen, who has not been able to finish the test due to a problem of reliability in his car. The Danish, not was right to define the reason behind the race: , The car stopped for some reason that I don’t know, I still don’t know what was the cause, but I lost all of a sudden the power. Unfortunately, I had to stop the car. Happened suddenly, suddenly all the power went away. The conditions had been very good“.

Analyzing above his career before the mechanical problems of Haas, Magnussen has stated that the conditions were good to get to be within the area of points, so that the former pilot of Renault has shown hopeful: “The temperatures of the tires were a bit low and it was somewhat easier with the brakes. I Think that would have been a good race. I’m just happy with the car because we were going to be in the area of points and to qualify for the Q3 yesterday. We’ve had three consecutive weekends where the car has been in the area of points. I’m looking forward to continue like that.”