Romain Grosjean: “It’s great to score a point in front of our home crowd”

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Romain Grosjean finished his 100th Grand Prix in tenth position at the United States Grand Prix, earning himself a first points finish since the Austrian Grand Prix in July.

The Haas F1 Team driver started the Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in seventeenth, and with a good strategy behind him he was able to enter the top ten and earn a point for Haas. Along with it being his 100th Grand Prix, it was also Haas’ first home Grand Prix, which makes this position more special for Grosjean.

Reliability issues have recently caused Grosjean not to finish within the top ten, with four retirements to his name this season. It’s been a while since the Frenchman scored a point for the American led team, and he was very happy to be able to score a point in front of their home crowd.

“It didn’t go too badly today,” said Grosjean. “It was a bit of a messy first lap, but I managed to get through everything.

“Then we went with an aggressive strategy trying to go for it. That worked out pretty well, so I’m happy with that. We were lucky that a few cars retired in front of us but, in the end, we needed to finish the race.

“It’s great to score a point in front of our home crowd. I’m very pleased with that and for the guys, as well. It’s been a long time since we scored. It’s obviously a great thing to be able to score points at the end of the season.”