Haas F1 Team are running a new chassis on the opening day of Formula 1’s first in-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Romain Grosjean has made an impressive start to this season for the American led team, finishing sixth in Australia and fifth in Bahrain. Since China, the Frenchman has been struggling with the balance of the VF-16. During the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, the team managed to identify the problems but did not know yet how to solve them.
In Barcelona for in-season testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, Haas now have the opportunity to run a new chassis for Grosjean to hopefully find a solution.
“We’ve been struggling since China with something we don’t quite yet understand so we’re going to change everything for the test,” Grosjean told Autosport.
“It’s been hard for everyone because in terms of work everyone has been doing a great job of looking at the data and finding a solution – making the car on paper better – and we always underline that these are problems that Esteban doesn’t have.
“It’s quite strange that it’s only happening in one car and that’s why it’s going to be very important for us at testing to change the chassis and put the set up in and see if things get better.”