Haas hopeful of strong US Grand Prix result


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Haas F1 Team will enter their first home Grand Prix this weekend at the United States Grand Prix.

The American-led team had a positive Japanese Grand Prix, their success first came when they managed to get both cars into the final round of qualifying, although they could not convert this into points. Romain Grosjean saw the chequered flag in eleventh, the fifth time since the team have finished eleventh since the Austrian Grand Prix, and Esteban Gutierrez in twentieth.

Guenther Steiner, team principal, believes this performance proves the team can be quick in their pace.

“I hope we can do well in Austin like we did in Japan,” said Steiner. “But nothing is for sure.

“You know, everybody else will do a good job. So, we will see where we come out. The thing is we know the car can be quick. We just need to get the best out of it.”

Haas will be the first American F1 team to enter an American Grand Prix since 1986, their entry to the Grand Prix is not only important to the team but also F1’s recognition in America. Steiner is hopeful of a lot of people following Haas during the Grand Prix weekend.

“We want to show well and do a good job,” added Steiner. “What we mainly want to do is attract more of the public to not only watch Haas F1 Team, but to come out and watch F1 in general. I hope a lot of people are following us. We will see on Sunday.”