Romain Grosjean: “We’re beyond expectations, but we’ll take it”


Romain Grosjean heads to the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix full of confidence, with the Haas F1 squad having already performed much better than the Frenchman could ever have expected in the first few races.

Last time out in Russia, Grosjean finished in a hard-fought eighth place, and will be hoping to improve further at the Circuit de Catalunya next weekend.

“I’m very much looking forward to getting back to Barcelona and trying the updates we’ve got and the setups we’ve been using. Hopefully, we’ll get more updates and then check that we’re doing the right thing with the car.

“It’s going to be interesting for us. We know what we could have improved during the winter testing to get faster in Barcelona. Hopefully, it’s coming for the race. It would be interesting for us to check that we’ve been doing everything right and the updates we’re bringing work as expected.”

The Haas F1 team are like many teams, bringing a whole raft of updates to Barcelona. As well as a new front and rear wing for the VR-16, the squad will also be powered by the latest Ferrari engine, which was first used by the Scuderia Ferrari team at the last race in Russia. The upgrades will hopefully give the squad a good boost in performance at the Montmelo circuit, and allow Grosjean to really push for a top points scoring finish.