Haas’ Guenther Steiner: “I think we’re pretty happy with today”

Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez - Credit: Andy Hone/LAT Photographic

Guenther Steiner felt his Haas F1 Team enjoyed a competitive end to their rookie season despite ending the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix outside the points in eleventh and twelfth on Sunday.

Romain Grosjean finished eleventh, the team’s eighth eleventh place finish of the season, and Esteban Gutierrez twelfth, and Steiner felt it was one of Haas’ strongest weekends where both drivers performed well.

The Haas Team Boss also praised both drivers for their hard work throughout 2016, and now turns his focus and attention on to 2017 and Haas’ second challenger.

“I think we’re pretty happy with today,” said Steiner. “We had a competitive car and we finished eleventh and twelfth, which mirrors the year. We finished the year on a high even if we didn’t get in the points.

“I felt that today we had one of our best races with both drivers just out of the points. This is a nice way to finish our first season. I’ll take this moment to say thank you to everybody, especially thanks to Gene for giving us this opportunity.

“Thanks to all the team who work so hard and thanks to both Romain and Esteban for their work all year long. Now we get ready for next year.”