More mileage key for Romain Grosjean

After a strong, points scoring finish in Australia, for what was a fantastic debut Grand Prix for the Haas F1 team, Romain Grosjean is hoping to continue on with that excellent performance in Bahrain, and is positive of what can be achieved again ahead of Sunday’s race.

“We need to get more running. We need to get more mileage and further our understanding of the car. We have a long list of things we want to try and do, and things to improve. It’s a lot of work but, on the other hand, it means we can improve the car by a big chunk. I always like to keep things positive.”

After an early end to proceedings in Melbourne for teammate Esteban Gutierrez, following his coming together with the McLaren of Fernando Alonso who clipped the Mexican’s left rear tyre on Lap 17, the former Ferrari test driver is hoping for a more positive outcome in Round 2.

“As a whole experience it [Australia] was a positive weekend, apart from the unfortunate incident we had during the race. We did a very good job as a team. Obviously, scoring points leaves a lot of confidence for the whole team, but still we have plenty of work to do. I think, in general, we can go to Bahrain making our next step forward as a team.

“In both organization and communication there has not been much time for the team to breath because of the hard work in building the car and testing in Barcelona and then the first grand prix. Hopefully, we can consolidate things and get everything done and try to make the best of our potential.”