Romain Grosjean: “If we get the grip, we’ll get the lap time”


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After a disappointing retirement from the British Grand Prix, Romain Grosjean is looking forward to returning to the Hungaroring this weekend.

The Haas F1 Team driver had to retire from his first Grand Prix at Silverstone with the American-led outfit after a transmission issue brought his VF-16 to a halt at Copse Corner. Leading to his second retirement of his 2016 Formula 1 season.

Grosjean believes their number one priority at the Hungarian Grand Prix, will be making sure the tyres work well for the team.

“I’ve always had a good feeling in Hungary, I’ve always liked the track,” said Grosjean.

“They’ve resurfaced it this year, so we’ll see how it goes. It used to be very bumpy. It’s a low-speed circuit. How the car handles is important. I’ve been lucky to have had cars that have performed well there over the years.”

“It’s going to be our number one priority to get the tire to work for us and analyze the degradation, which can be high on some compounds. If we get the grip, we’ll get the lap time. Then we can do more pit stops and have more fun.

“We’ve got two more races before the summer break, so we’ve got a chance to come back and do more in the next one.”