Haas F1 Team‘s Romain Grosjean believes the team will be able to continually improve following the disappointment at the Austrian Grand Prix, and try to secure some much-needed points in the return to the Red Bull Ring for the Styrian Grand Prix this weekend.
“Yes, I think it’s great that we can try new things. We’re eager to try different things on the car and to see how we can improve. It’s great that we’ve got a lot of races coming. We’ll keep improving and keep getting better at it,” he said.
Even though they were able to see how competitive they were compared to their rivals last weekend, he believes the results on this occasion will be roughly the same.
“I think for the next race – yes, the pecking order will be the same. McLaren was the one that surprised me, they did a good job. We may see something different in Budapest, and maybe at Silverstone again. Two races at the same track, we may see the same order, with more races at different tracks things could change.”
Despite not bringing home a result as they would have liked to have done last weekend, the team still had good pace in Friday practice – if do so again this weekend, Grosjean believes there is no reason why they can’t turn their fortunes around and secure points, but added they need to understand the issues which affected their performace.
“Our Friday long-run pace was good. It was in line with some of our competitors who finished in the top 10. We need to understand exactly what happened and why we couldn’t repeat that on Sunday. We just need to ensure that a positive Friday translates into Sunday when it counts,” he concluded.