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Grosjean – Happy with result “Considering the damage to the car”

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Romain Grosjean - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - F1
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Romain Grosjean said the Haas F1 Team car was “not easy to drive” during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he finished the season with a ninth placed finish.

The Frenchman was involved in the first lap incident with the Renault Sport Formula One Team of Nico Hülkenberg which saw the German flipped into the barriers and saw the Haas sustain some damage to the front wing.

“It was complicated after the damage on the first lap. Obviously, there was (slight damage to) the front wing and maybe more.

“I’m glad Nico [Hulkenberg] was OK, though.”

Kevin Magnussen finished a place behind Grosjean in tenth and the Frenchman was pleased his team-mate could join him in the points paying positions.

“The car was not easy to drive today, but I’m very happy that Kevin finished 10th today, so we both finished in the points.

“We’ve got such a great relationship in the team.

“We enjoy being together and, for the team to finish with double points, that’s great.”

Grosjean had started seventh at the Yas Marina Circuit and wanted more than two points but acknowledges the team did well considering the damage to the car.

“Obviously, you always want more, and I think today more was achievable.

“But considering the damage to the car, I’m quite happy with where we were.”

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