Grosjean and Gutiérrez look to come back strongly

Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban  Guti�rrez
Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Guti�rrez

Haas F1 Team drivers Esteban Gutiérrez and Romain Grosjean will hope to come back strongly when the season resumes.

They drove to 11th and 13th place finishes, respectively, in Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg.

Overall, it’s been an awesome first half of the season

Romain Grosjean

Twelve rounds into the 21-race Formula One schedule, the Banbury team remains eighth in the constructor standings with 28 points.

Gutiérrez said: “It wasn’t an easy start, I had too much wheel spin and I was passed by quite a few cars. We were the only ones on soft tyres, which was an aggressive strategy, so we were expecting to struggle for the first stint.

“After that I started to hold as much as I could and then began to fight back in the second stint. I was pushing all the way, trying to recover as much as I could, as well as trying to handle fuel saving.

“We’re not satisfied where we ended up, as we didn’t get the points we were aiming for. We’re all going to recharge our batteries and come back stronger, fighting for points at Spa.”

Grosjean added: “I think we had a good pace but the middle stint behind the Renault saw my brakes massively overheat and I lost them completely for a few laps.

“That clearly put us on the back foot, I couldn’t get by, and that cost us having a shot at points. We need to understand that but generally the car behaved in the race.

“Overall, it’s been an awesome first half of the season, I want us to be able to come back and score regularly in the top ten. We’ve got the potential in the car. We just need to put it all together.”