Formula 1

Romain Grosjean: “This feels like a win”

1 Mins read

On a historic day for the Haas F1 Team, Romain Grosjean secured an improbable top six finish at Albert Park, taking eight points on the American team’s Formula 1 debut on Sunday.

After feeling he was unlucky during qualifying on Saturday that left him down in nineteenth position on the grid, the luck came to the Frenchman on Sunday, as he capitalised on the red flag period to change his tyres and jump into a points paying position, and then moved up to sixth when others made pit stops, and then held the position until the chequered flag.

Grosjean was delighted with the result, and felt the team showed good pace to keep the likes of Nico Hulkenberg and Valtteri Bottas behind him for a good proportion of the Grand Prix.

“A very good day at the office,” said Grosjean. “This feels like a win. For all the guys who worked so hard over the last few weeks, this is unbelievable.

“We were unlucky yesterday, but got a bit lucky today with the red flag. Still, we were able to hold off the Williams (Bottas) and the Force India (Hulkenberg).

“We didn’t have much set-up (time) on the car. It was a case of, off you go and see what happens. This is an unbelievable feeling. The guys did an amazing job and I told them, this is like a win for all of us. First race and here we are, P6. A happy day.”

13769 posts

About author
Long time motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1 and the occassional other series. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

2024 Spanish Grand Prix: Verstappen Victorious in Barcelona Edging out Norris

5 Mins read
TheCheckeredFlag’s report of a tight Spanish Grand Prix, that saw Max Verstappen come out on top ahead of Lando Norris.
Formula 1

2024 Spanish Grand Prix: What the Drivers are Saying after Qualifying

11 Mins read
TheCheckeredFlag takes a look at what the drivers have been saying after qualifying for the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix.
Formula 1

2024 Spanish Grand Prix - Second Career Pole Position for Norris

4 Mins read
TheCheckeredFlag looks back at an action packed qualifying in Spain that saw Lando Norris take his second career pole position.