Haas will not silence Grosjean despite radio outbursts


Romain Grosjean - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Guenther Steiner has revealed he has no plans to silence Romain Grosjean despite the Frenchman being vocal over the pit-to-car radio at times during the 2016 season.

The Haas F1 Team boss is happy for Grosjean to express himself over the radio despite the possible negative effects it could have on the American outfit, with the Frenchman saying the car he drove during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend was the ‘worst car he had ever driven’ in Formula 1.

But Steiner is happy for these comments to continue, with the team principal and driver getting together for a chat after the race, with everyone’s focus now firmly on the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit rather than past troubles.

“You know me, I let people speak,” said Steiner to Motorsport.com. “He’s got an opinion. It’s his personality. It’s easy for me to say, ‘Romain, don’t say these things any more.’ But then you guys have no fun! So why should I kill everybody’s fun?

“I’m not too critical about that. If he decides to be like this, it’s OK. After the race we spoke, he was frustrated, he was pissed off. I would be, and I am.  He got over it, and he’s ready now for the next race. That’s the only thing you can do.

“We need to analyse what went wrong, but he didn’t do anything wrong, so he doesn’t have a lot to analyse. He has to get ready and get prepared for Malaysia.”