Grosjean looking to work on ways to manage persistent brake problems


Romain Grosjean has had many issues with his brakes in 2017 - Credit: Andy Hone/LAT Images

Romain Grosjean knows he needs to find a way to work around the braking issues that have blighted him so far in 2017, with the Frenchman often outspoken about the brakes on his Haas F1 Team machine this season.

Brakes have been a major problem for Haas since arriving in Formula 1, but whereas Kevin Magnussen has seemed to have found ways to get around some of the problems, Grosjean has not had the same kind of success at doing so.

The team have worked with current suppliers Brembo to try and fix the issues, and have also tested with Carbone Industrie brakes earlier in the year, but still problems persist, with Grosjean struggling to thirteenth in Azerbaijan.

“To be fair, I don’t want to speak about brakes anymore,” said Grosjean. “I just need to be better in those conditions and improve myself. There are things behind the scenes but I’m not blaming anything.

“The brake feeling has been terrible all weekend long but Kevin’s got the same comment and he can drive around [it], that’s why I’m saying I don’t want to blame anything.”

Grosjean says braking is one of his strengths, but when things are not right in that area it turns into a major weakness, and he acknowledges he needs to work on ways to improve in working around the issues.

“Braking is my strength, since Formula Renault,” said Grosjean. “But when things are not working as I want, it’s my biggest weakness. It can be my strongest point or my most weak point.

“When it’s not good, then I’m lost. I admit it and I need to work on that and I’m sure I can get better.”